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Theresa May: Britain continues to support sanctions against Russia
18:20, 1 August 2016
Theresa May: Britain continues to support sanctions against Russia

First conversation of May and Poroshenko after taking office of UK’s Prime Minister

18:20, 1 August 2016

Reuters

British Prime Minister Theresa May confirms the support for maintaining sanctions against Russia until full implementation of the Minsk agreements, and does not recognize the annexation of the Crimea. She said this during a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, said the Ukrainian President's Administration press service.

"Theresa May confirmed the UK's position on sanctions against Russia remains unchanged. Sanctions should remain until the state fully implements the Minsk agreements. UK Prime Minister also noted firm commitment to the non-recognition policy of the Crimea annexation by Russia", the press service of Poroshenko reports.

Note that this was the first May’s conversation with Poroshenko after taking office of the UK’s Prime Minister.

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