Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko intends to discuss Russia’s threats to country’s security in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov with the EU leaders during the Ukraine-EU summit on July 9. President wrote this on his Facebook page.
“We are counting on a firm position of the EU on the challenges caused by Russia in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. We will discuss this question with the EU leaders at the Summit on July 9,” he wrote.
As it was reported earlier, Petro Poroshenko, during a meeting in Germany with President of the European Council Donald Tusk, agreed to hold the Jubilee 20th Ukraine-EU summit in the summer of this year in Brussels. The parties at the meeting also discussed the situation in Donbas, the course of the JFO, the violation of the armistice by Russia and the continuation (strengthening) of anti-Russian sanctions.
On Monday, European Union extended the sanctions against Russia for Crimea’s annexation. It is mentioned that the sanctions will act until June 23, 2019.
The anti-Russian sanctions include the import ban on the goods from Crimean and Sevastopol; the ban of investments in the economy of Crimea; denial from tourist services in this area; and the export ban on certain goods and technologies to Crimea - including transport, TV communications and energy.