Poroshenko urged the EU to strengthen sanctions against Russia

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, speaking during the campaign, “the First minute of peace” in the Museum of history of Ukraine during world war II the evening of may 8, said that the Ukrainian diplomacy is working to extend economic sanctions against Russia, “global Pro-Ukrainian coalition”.

“Time mouth time, in some European countries there are voices about the alleged ineffectiveness of sanctions. Well, since they seem ineffective, they should not to remove or mitigate, but rather to continue and to strengthen”, — said Poroshenko.

During his speech the President also noted that Ukraine makes a bet on a political solution to the conflict in the Donbass. According to him, Kyiv, for its part, does the right steps in resolving the conflict in the South-East of the country, and the alternative to the Minsk agreements in the process.

“The proof is peaceful sky over most of the territory of Ukraine, a powerful world solidarity with Ukraine, sanctions for failure to comply with the Minsk agreements. And the fact that the enemy is now locked on a distant Eastern borders is also the effectiveness of the Minsk agreements”, — said the President of Ukraine (quoted by “Interfax-Ukraine”)

Earlier, in late April, the French National Assembly adopted a resolution calling on the French government to support the lifting of sanctions against Russia. For the document voted 55 deputies from present 101. Just the 577 national Assembly deputies. This document is Advisory in nature. Draft resolution No. 3585 was introduced to Parliament on 17 March, the Deputy Thierry Mariani, who is part of the international Affairs Committee and is the co-chair of the organization “Franco-Russian dialogue”. He called the sanctions “totally ineffective” and threatening the interests of France.

Mariani in the summer of 2015 visited the Crimea in the delegation of the French Parliament, where he advocated the abolition of sanctions and said that in the region there is no signs of occupation. “It’s a peaceful region, and people live here happily and freely”, — said the French politician.