Estonian Foreign Minister insists on prolonging sanctions against Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The restrictions should be kept until Russia lives up to conditions of Minsk agreements and stops going for escalations in eastern Ukraine, the official says
08:03, 17 June 2019

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The EU sanctions against Russia must me extended. Urmas Reinsalu, the Foreign Minister of Estonia said this before his visit to Luxembourg June 17.

The official is to participate in the ministerial talks where the officials are supposed to discuss the matters of EU security and foreign policy, reports.

"Sanctions still remain one of the most effective means of reaction to the rude violation of the international right. And we should now live up to the same policy and carry on until Russia makes solid steps to abiding by Minsk agreements and de-escalation", Reinsalu stressed.

Related: EU Ambassadors agree to prolong "Crimean" sanctions against Russia for one year

In this regard, Estonia pays considerable attention to the trans-Altantic unity and the increased effectiveness of EU-NATO cooperation.

Reinsalu added that the EU was one of the most important supporters of Ukraine and its territorial integrity since the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014.

Related: Russia sanctions debate deepens Germany's east-west divide

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