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EU sanctions against Russia to remain until Minsk agreements are fully implemented, - von der Leyen

President of the European Commission talked with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky; the officials discussed the security situation in Donbas
19:52, 3 December 2019

Munich Security Conference

Ukraine and the European Commission agree that the sanctions against Russia should stay effective until Minsk agreements are fully implemented. This became one of the main messages voiced out by President Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

The press service of the Presidential Office reported that on December 3.

Zelensky congratulated von der Leyen on the beginning of the work of the new line-up of the European Commission. He informed her about the course of reforms in Ukraine and its stable course on the EU integration path. 

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The leaders agreed that Ukraine and the EU would carry on to implement the agreements reached during the 21st EU-Ukraine summit. They concerned the prospects of EU-Ukraine agreement on the industrial visa-free regime and the visit of the respective evaluation mission to Ukraine in early 2020.

Von der Leyen confirmed that the EU was ready to support Ukraine in terms of reforms implementation, and cooperate with Kyiv in terms of provision of macro-financial assistance.

The officials discussed the security issue in Donbas; Zelensky told von der Leyen about the preparations to the Normandy Four leaders' meeting.

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