President Petro Poroshenko said that the domestic diplomacy is making every effort to continue the sectoral and economic sanctions against the Russian Federation, which were introduced in solidarity with Ukraine as part of the global pro-Ukrainian coalition by the European Union, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and many other countries.
"From time to time in the European countries sound the voices of the alleged ineffectiveness of the sanctions. Well, perhaps they seem ineffective for someone, but it is necessary not to lift them off or mitigate, but rather to continue and strengthen them, "- said Poroshenko.
He also noted that is "confident of the correctness of Ukraine’s actions and of no alternative to the Minsk agreements." The evidence of this, according to the president, is the "peaceful sky over the vast majority of Ukrainian territories, the powerful global solidarity with Ukraine, the sanctions which were imposed for failure to comply with the Minsk agreements."