Ukraine stands for the preservation and strengthening of sanctions against Russia in case of its denial to implement the Minsk Agreements. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said this during the briefing in Berlin.
"Today we will discuss the roadmap of the Minsk agreements. We will discuss the road map on which we agreed in Berlin during the Normandy Four Summit. I want to thank our French and German colleagues for a firm and principled position of support positions of Ukraine and to express the hope that we can find enough arguments to Russia finally return to the negotiating table and start to implement the Minsk agreements. If this implementation does not take place, we believe that preservation, and strengthening of sanctions has to continue pressure on Russian Federation. I am very grateful to Angela Merkel for the firm and principled position on this issue", said Poroshenko.