Today, at the NSDC meeting headed by the President, the parties discussed the expansion of special economic sanctions and other restrictive measures against the aggressor.
The President drew attention to the importance of today’s decision of the EU Committee of Permanent Representatives on prolongation of personal sanctions against Russian entities until March 2016. The Head of State noted that deliberate positive vote of the Ukrainian Parliament for the constitutional amendments “has paved the way for prolongation of personal sanctions against Russian entities involved in the Anschluss of Crimea and occupation of Donbas”.
“Coordinated actions of responsible political forces and people’s deputies have finally resulted in a great stride towards peace, because sanctions and heroism of our warriors are the key elements of deterring the Russian aggression,” the Head of State noted.
“Sanctions and ceasefire. This is what was almost disrupted by my political opponents. "If the vote for constitutional amendments had failed, we would have found ourselves alone against the aggressor,” the President commented on the events in the Parliament and on the Square of Constitution in the course of the vote for constitutional amendments. He emphasized absolute irresponsibility of those who tried to block the adoption of the given decision.