President of Ukraine

President: To change Russia’s behavior, one has to ensure the maximum effect of sanctions

12 April 2018 - 14:55

President: To change Russia’s behavior, one has to  ensure the maximum effect of sanctions

Opening the 11th Kyiv Security Forum, President Petro Poroshenko once again emphasized that transatlantic unity and solidarity, as well as a solid and united transatlantic front of sanctions was necessary for the victory of Ukraine.

"Being united, we remain strong," Petro Poroshenko said.

"This was confirmed by the policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea in the world. This was proved by our agreed approach to a thorough and independent investigation of the MH17 tragedy - a terrorist attack carried out by the Russian Federation and its militants. Finally, this was demonstrated by our solidarity response to the attempt of poisoning Skripal in Salisbury. Of course, the Kremlin never expected this answer," the Head of State emphasized.

The President praised the recent powerful and resolute step of the United States against the Russian leadership and its entourage. "In just a few days, the Kremlin entourage has lost tens of billions and the price continues to grow every day. Why is this so important? Because this money will never be spent on deadly missiles, bullets or even poisonous Russian propaganda against the civilized world. Not only against Ukraine," Petro Poroshenko stressed.

According to the President, to change the behavior of Russia, it is necessary to ensure the maximum effect of sanctions. "This is only possible if the European Union follows the example of the United States and the whole world synchronizes sanctions with them, especially in the financial sphere," the Head of State emphasized.

The President also noted that he had already appealed to the relevant departments and the Government to make proposals and for the National Security and Defense Council to prepare an appropriate package of restrictive measures.

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12 April 2018 - 14:31