President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble, during a meeting with Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov, promised that Germany would continue its sanctions policy towards Russia. This was reported by the press service of the Verkhovna Rada.
"Germany will continue the sanctions policy until the Russian Federation fulfills its obligations under the Minsk agreements," Schäuble assured.
Razumkov thanked Germany for its constant support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, compliance with the policy of non-recognition of the occupation of Crimea, as well as for the continuation of sanctions against the Russian Federation. The Chairman of the Parliament noted that Ukraine will do everything in its power to return the borders of its state to internationally recognized ones, and added that the issue of the future integration of the temporarily occupied territories into Ukraine remains equally important.
The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada stressed that Ukraine highly appreciates the efforts of Germany in the Normandy format aimed at achieving the long-awaited peace in Donbas and noted that the Ukraine pays a huge price every day, defending its own borders with arms in hand.
As we reported earlier, president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stressed the importance of international sanctions against Russia and stated that the pressure on Russia should continue until the full de-occupation of Ukrainian territories takes place. He stated this during a briefing following a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda.
It is noted that the presidents discussed the current situation in the occupied territories of Ukraine, as well as the steps taken by Ukraine to restore peace in the Donbas.