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

The President emphasized the importance of coordinated actions in rebuffing the ongoing Russian aggression
09:57, 16 February 2019

Presidential Administration press office

In the framework of the Munich Security Conference, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations James Risch. Poroshenko outlined the importance of coordinated actions in rebuffing the Russian aggression that is still ongoing. The press-service of the President reports this.

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“The President Petro Poroshenko stressed the importance of coordinated actions in rebuffing the ongoing Russian aggression, the latest manifestation of which was the Russian attack against Ukrainian warships. Poroshenko also emphasized that it was time to introduce an "Azov package of sanctions" against Russia as a signal that the lack of changes in Moscow's behavior would continue to increase the price for aggression”, - the report said.

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Besides, in this context, the Head of State stressed the importance of the bipartisan legislative initiative of senators to protect American security from the Kremlin's aggression was noted in order to increase the sanctions’ pressure on Russia.

Earlier today, 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 Petro Poroshenko discussed with Chief Negotiator and Head of the Taskforce of the EC for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier the development of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union, in particular in the context of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

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