13:57 06.09.2017

Poroshenko welcomes decision of EU ambassadors on sanctions against Russia for Crimea's occupation

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko welcomes the recommendation by the Permanent Representatives of the EU countries (Coreper) to the Council of the EU to extend for another six months restrictive measures against Russian individuals and legal entities in connection with the situation in Ukraine.

"I welcome the decision of the EU ambassadors to extend for half a year and expand the package of sanctions against Russia for the occupation of Crimea," Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

"The burden of "Crimea is ours" should become unbearably heavy until Ukraine's sovereignty over the peninsula is fully restored," the Ukrainian president said.

As earlier reported, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the European Union (Coreper) without a debate recommended the Council of the European Union to prolong by another six months the 'target' restrictive measures against Russian private individuals and legal entities due to the situation in Ukraine.

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