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European Council called on Russia to release all illegally withhold Ukrainians
12:34, 17 March 2016
European Council called on Russia to release all illegally withhold Ukrainians

"We call on Russia to release all the people, all the Ukrainians who are illegally withhold", - said Tusk

12:34, 17 March 2016

112 Agency

Economic sanctions against Russia will continue. Stated President of the European Council Donald Tusk during the statement to the press in Brussels, which was broadcasted by "112 Ukraine" TV channel.

"A free trade regime between Ukraine and the EU is already partially working. Tomorrow will mark two years since illegal annexation of Crimea. The EU continues the policy of non-recognition of this illegal annexation. We insist on the implementation of the Minsk agreements. At the same time, further actions are also important and in particular sanctions, economic sanctions against Russia will be continued. We call on Russia to release all the people, all the Ukrainians, who are being there illegally, who are illegally withhold ", - Tusk said.

It should be pointed out that Poroshenko also plans to hold trilateral talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.

As reported, today Brussels held the session of EU Council, EU leaders gather here, in addition to the summit of the largest European party - "European People's Party", on the today discussion of the summit will be present Petro Poroshenko.

It is expected that in addition to a visa-free regime of president will lobby for the creation of "Savchenko list" that would help to put more pressure on the Russian leadership to release Nadiya Savchenko.

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