The Ukrainian side continues to adhere to the Minsk agreements despite the difficulty of the situation, and that has allowed Kyiv to achieve the extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation. This was stated during the celebrations on the occasion of Unity Day, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine channel, by the head of state Poroshenko.
"We adhere to the Minsk agreements, no matter how difficult it is to us", he said.
According to the President, it has allowed the Ukrainian diplomacy "to win a hard fight for the extension of the sanctions of the world" against Russia.
"But we have not conceded in any principle position. Moreover, in the difficult dialogue we convinced Western allies that any steps towards a political solution must be preceded by an obvious and undeniable progress in security matters. It is the sustainable cease-fire, the withdrawal of Russian occupation forces, the output of equipment, disarming of militants, regain the control over now uncontrolled part of the Ukrainian-Russian border, first by the OSCE, and then our frontier guards, " said Poroshenko.