Polish president urges to keep, extend anti-Russian sanctions

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Andrzej Duda, the sanctions should be strengthened to “make it’s tougher for Russia to be with them”
15:09, 31 December 2018


President of Poland Andrzej Duda stated that the sanctions against the Russian Federation should be kept and strengthened after the detailed analysis as reported.

According to Duda, the sanctions should be strengthened to “make it’s tougher for Russia to be with them”.

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“I think that the response should be decisive. What does it mean? It means that the sanctions exist and they should act. We need to analyze them as we can prepare better sanctions to make them annoy more and it will be more difficult for Russia to live with them,” Polish president stated.

Moreover, Duda noted that he does not understand the support of the building of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and he always debates on it with the European colleagues.

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“The fact that there is no firm “stop” for “Gazprom” in the EU, that “Gazprom” promotes itself in the EU and a lot of European Union countries and their leaders quietly agree on it is the fact, which I cannot accept,” he emphasized.

Earlier Polish President Andrzej Duda urged the German government to give up on Nord Stream 2 construction. Duda called on Germany to drop this initiative since Nord Stream II creates a hazard for Ukraine and Slovakia. The Polish President insisted that the new pipeline would breach the current energy balance, posing danger to the energy safety of some countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

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