The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry believes that October can begin with discussing the extension of sanctions against Russia. Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European Integration Olena Zerkal said this, 5 TV Channel reports.
"We still have a few months, when we should all work for the same goal. We should work for the preservation of sanctions against Russia. EU Officials can begin to discuss it in October, and we need to ensure the prolongation of the sanctions", Zerkal said.
She noted that Russia deployed a broad propaganda in the EU about the ineffectiveness of the sanctions.
"The Russian policy towards sanctions is quite effective. The Russian side disseminates information on the economic losses incurred by the European Union in connection with these sanctions. There is a full-scale manipulation. It is not is the truth", the diplomat said.
The Deputy Minister noted that a lot will depend on what kind of information policy will Ukraine lead.
"A lot will depend on what type of information policy will we lead. How we will work with the European public, and whether we will be able to reach the hearts of ordinary citizens", Zerkal stressed.