“The situation and our work, which we have done over the month, give us the reasons to be optimistic. Not just to be slightly optimistic, but to be very optimistic about the fact that the sanctions against the Russian Federation will be extended by the European Union during the next summit in June,” Poroshenko pointed out.
Earlier, it was reported that the EU does not intend to impose new sanctions against Russia for its decision to issue Russian passports to Donbas residents.
In particular, Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček stated that. According to his, the EU is aware of Russia’s decision, but it does not want to pressure Moscow for it.
Romanian Minister Teodor Meleșcanu confirmed the position of the Europeans. He assured the journalists that Ukrainians do not need the new anti-Russian sanctions.