17:33 29.11.2016

France ready to extend sanctions against Russia to demonstrate commitment to support Ukraine

France is ready to extend sanctions against Russia to demonstrate its commitment to support Ukraine, French Ambassador to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont has said.

"Of course, European sanctions that were imposed against Russia have a negative impact on the French economy, in particular, due to the introduction of retaliatory sanctions by Moscow, primarily in agriculture. You definitely know that this branch of the French economy is going through difficult times, and in this case the victims are French farmers. Despite this, France is ready to extend the sanctions to demonstrate our commitment to support Ukraine," she said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

At the same time, she said that the French people need to feel that Ukraine is determined to find a way out of the conflict.

The diplomat said: "France has a clear position: the sanctions are related with the annexation of Crimea, the war in Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk agreements."

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