Poroshenko hopes G7, EU united on sanctions against Russia
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he hopes that G7 and European Union member states will remain united on maintaining sanctions against the Russian Federation.
"Since the beginning of Russian aggression against Ukraine in Crimea and then in Donbas, our government has felt the united support of the democratic world, first and foremost, by the Group of Seven countries and the European Union. I am sincerely grateful to the leaders of the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain for the decision recently taken to maintain sanctions against Russia until it ceases aggression against Ukraine," he said during events in Kyiv on Monday on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity.
"I hope this approach will lay the basis of the next decision by the Council of the European Union to extend the sectoral and economic sanctions against Russia," he said.