10:46 01.07.2016

Sanctions against Russia can't be lift until it implements Minsk agreements in full

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Sanctions against Russia can't be lift until it implements Minsk agreements in full

The United States and European Union (EU) member countries should not cancel sanctions against Russia until the latter fulfills the Minsk agreements in full, former Prime Minister of Ukraine and the leader of the People's Front Party, Arseniy Yatseniuk, has said.

"I say this to the U.S. president and the EU leaders: you are not allowed to lift sanctions against Russia, until the Russian Federation fully implements "Minsk," and until Ukraine reasserts control of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea," he wrote on Facebook summing up his speech at the Atlantic Council think tank during a visit to the United States.

He emphasized that Ukraine is "the only country in Europe which is fighting against well-equipped, armed-to-the-teeth Russian army."

"We need support. We are not just fighting to defend our borders. We are fighting to defend European borders and the borders of NATO member states. And for the peace and stability in the entire Europe. And this is the message I want to deliver to every single member of the free world. It is to be really free. And we want to be free. We can make it only when we are united. When we stick to the values but not value," reads the politician's statement.

As reported, Yatseniuk visited the U.S. on June 27-30.

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