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Ukraine prepares anti-Russian sanctions for naval aggression in Kerch Strait, - Klimkin

Kyiv to break some 40 bilateral agreements with Moscow, Ukraine's foreign minister says
09:28, 30 November 2018

Ukrinform

Ukraine will implement several packages of sanctions against Russia - for the recent military aggression in the Kerch Strait. Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine's foreign minister said this at an evening TV show as quoted by Interfax news agency.  

'Several packages of sanctions, very serious sanctions are being prepared. I can't reveal all the details but what is already there works against Russia', Klimkin said.

The minister also stated that about 40 Ukraine-Russia bilateral agreements will be terminated in the near time - most notably, the 1997 Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership.

'Lately, we 'killed' 48 bilateral agreements... The next batch will follow very soon, about 40 agreements. We're totally reconsidering our legal framework', the diplomat said.

The minister shared his personal view in this regard. He admitted that he supported the breakup of diplomatic relations with Russia, in spite of the fact that currently, there are 3.5 million Ukrainians there. 'Personally and emotionally, I don't think we need diplomatic sanctions with Russia', he said.

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