The validity of the U.S. sanctions against Russia will be prolonged. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in the course of the briefing following the meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump within the working visit to this country answering the question whether the Head of State had received a clear confirmation from the U.S. President that sanctions against Russia would not be lifted until the return of Crimea and termination of Russian aggression against Ukraine.
“I think it is obvious. To date, the U.S. adopts additional sanctions almost every day. I consider the position of the United States as a solid, reliable and strategic partner of Ukraine,” Petro Poroshenko said.
At the same time, the President noted that there is no need to change the format of the Minsk negotiations as regards the resolution of the Donbas issue. “The United States is our partner. We are really interested in involving the U.S. in the active process,” he emphasized reminding that the U.S. is a country-guarantor according to the Budapest Memorandum.
“Today’s meeting confirms the importance of Ukraine for the United States and a strong determination to support our state,” Petro Poroshenko noted.