Washington: Dialogue with Russia to be performed from position of force

Source : 112 Ukraine

The new sanctions package has the support of the representatives of both Republican and Democratic parties
15:37, 12 January 2017

Washington cleared its position that the conversation with Russia will take place from a position of force. This was stated by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chalyi, 112 Uktraine TV channel reports.

"The position sounds clear - the conversation with Russia will take place with the position of force", said Valeriy Chalyi.

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According to him, Washington has a consolidated position on the sanctions imposed on Russia for failure to meet the Minsk agreements. "There are appearing claims of those who are going to take the office that it is possible to use other tools that have not been applied yet. We will see how it will be fulfilled", said the representative of Ukraine in Washington.

According to Valeriy Chalyi, a new draft law on a new package of sanctions against the Russian Federation has a sufficiently strong support. "This is a very serious bill. It will widen the sanctions, adding them to the energy and economic sectors", he said.

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He also noted that now the bill is supported by rather strong political figures of the Republican and Democratic parties. "So now, I know we are working to increase the number of senators in Congress who will support it", said Valeriy Chalyi.

Valeriy Chalyi also noted that he considers the sanctions policy right, because it puts pressure on Russia. "We will do everything to prolong sanctions in connection with the illegal attempt to annex Crimea", the Ambassador stressed.

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