Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that he would visit the city of Brussels on December 12-13, on the eve of the European Council meeting, where the increasing pressure on Russia will be discussed. The President posted that on his Facebook page.
‘I will personally visit Brussels on December 12-13 for negotiations with the leadership of EU institutions and member states on the eve of an important meeting of the European Council, where they will discuss ways to further increase pressure on Russia and help the Ukrainian Pryazovia,’ Poroshenko claimed.
He added that he commissioned Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin to inform the Council of the European Union about the act of aggression of Russia in the Black Sea and the Kerch Strait.
Moreover, Poroshenko has also welcomed the decision of the Council of the European Union on the introduction of sanctions against the nine people responsible for the organization of “elections” in the occupied territories of Donbas.
‘The Kremlin has to receive a proper answer of the democratic world for every violation of the Minsk Agreements, for every new escalation of aggression,’ Poroshenko noted.
It is noteworthy that the European Council session is scheduled for December 12-13. EU long-term budget for 2021–2027, migration issues and external relations are on the agenda.
Today, it became known that the European Union added nine more people to the list of those on whom restrictive measures are imposed for actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and the independence of Ukraine. They were added to the sanction list because of their engagement in the implementation of “elections” in “DNR” and “LNR” (the self-proclaimed 'republics' of Russian militants in the occupied areas of eastern Ukraine).