Poroshenko will discuss with Hollande sanctions against Russia


The main topics of conversation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his colleague from France Francois Hollande during the visit Poroshenko in Paris on June 21 will be sanctions against Russia, relations between the two countries, uregulirovanie of the conflict in the Donbas and the restoration of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, according to karinskoe Agency “UKRINFORM”, citing a diplomatic source.

“The meeting of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of the French Republic is scheduled for 11:00 [local time] in the Elysee Palace. It should end up a joint statement for journalists. Thus a press-the conference of presidents is not planned”, — said the Agency interlocutor.

Another diplomatic source Agency stressed that the leaders of Ukraine and France will discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements, peaceful settlement of the conflict in the East of Ukraine, sanctions against Russia, as well as the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”.

Some of these issues will also be raised during meetings with the presidents of both chambers of the French Parliament.

Earlier, in early June, the French Senate adopted a resolution calling for the government to begin a gradual easing of sanctions against Russia. The lower chamber of Parliament supported the document at the end of April. In Moscow, this decision is welcomed, noting that the Russian authorities “said from the beginning that I consider completely futile sanctions dialogue.”

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy during his visit at the international economic forum in St. Petersburg on 16 June also called for the lifting of sanctions against Russia, but the first step, in his opinion, should make “the strongest”, that is Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

The Russian President after these words, Sarkozy said that Moscow would be willing to cancel the first counter-sanctions against the West, if there was a conviction that her “do not throw”.