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If "Azov package" is adopted, sanctions will take effect in few weeks, - Ukraine's Foreign Minister

High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini should report on details soon
16:02, 18 February 2019

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the OSCE Summit in Milan
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If the Council of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union adopts the so-called “Azov package”, sanctions against Russia will be imposed in few weeks, as Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated before the journalists, 112 Ukraine reports.

“Tomorrow Federica Mogherini (High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, - ed.) will talk about it after the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers. As far I as understand, the decision (if adopted, - ed.)” will take effect in a few weeks. And Mogherini will report what they decide,” he noted.

At the same time, Klimkin stressed that he knew what sanctions might be imposed.  

Related: Ukraine to support Azov-related sanctions against Russia, - official

“This will be personal sanctions,“ he hinted.

But, according to the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, the discussions are still going on, there are some other ideas.

“I said it would be better for us if access for Russian vessels is limited, there are some ideas on that, it is being discussed,” he specified.

Related: “Donbas crisis is far from settling down”, - Merkel also supports sanctions against Russia

As we reported earlier, the European Union will approve the “Azov package” of sanctions against the Russian Federation. According to Poroshenko, the project consists of 124 pages, and the price that Russia has to pay for the act of aggression against Ukraine will increase this time.

The President of Ukraine has informed Barnier on the developments in Donbas and the failure of Russia to comply with the Minsk agreements. The President urged him to support the introduction of a new "Azov package" of EU sanctions against Moscow.

Related: Time for “Azov package" of sanctions against Russia: Poroshenko met with U.S. representative

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