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EU to approve new “Azov package” of sanctions against Russia next week, - Poroshenko

According to the President, the new sanctions had been approved during the security conference in Munich
09:12, 16 February 2019

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The European Union will approve the “Azov package” of sanctions against the Russian Federation. President Poroshenko said during his conversation with journalists following the security conference in Munich. The press-service of the President reports this.

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“I am sure that in the coming days, at the beginning of next week, sanctions in Brussels in coordination with Ukraine will definitely be adopted”, - the President outlined.

The Head of State said that the issue of imposing “Azov package” of sanctions on Russia had been discussed during his meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations James Risch.

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“Totally, the so-called “Azov package” of sanctions is exactly what I promised you in December 2018”, - the President stated.

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.

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Predictably that EU can expand the sanction list of the Russian Federation by eight more surnames.

As we reported earlier, the meeting of the NATO Council will take place in Ukraine soon. 

According to the report, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg within the framework of Munich safety conference in Germany today.

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.

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