Poroshenko urged to tighten sanctions against Russia

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called for the strengthening of sanctions against Russia. The statement of the Ukrainian head of state said during the meeting in Kiev with EU Commissioner for migration, home Affairs and citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos.

As the press service of the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko informed the Country about the situation in the Donbass and the efforts of the Ukrainian side on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

“It was once again noted that the EU sanctions against the Russian Federation will be in effect until full implementation by Moscow of the Minsk agreements and restoring the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including over Crimea”, – stated in the message.

The Ukrainian President also drew attention to the significant deterioration of the situation with the protection of the rights of Crimean Tatars in the Crimea, and in particular “the continuing arrests and persecution of representatives of Medzhlis press-service.

According to the report, Poroshenko called the situation with the rights of Ukrainians, including the Crimean Tatars, “catastrophic”.

“He [the President] added that in this situation, the EU sanctions against Russia for action in Crimea must be not only maintained, but significantly strengthened. In this regard, Petro Poroshenko congratulated the approval of the European Parliament resolution on the situation with observance of rights of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea”, – stated in the message.