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 Sanctions against Russia needed to motivate negotiations, Poroshenko says

Sanctions against Russia are not a punishment tool, but a motivation for Russia to be at the negotiating table.

This was stated today by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at a joint briefing with the Prime Minister of Denmark, Censor.NET reports citing Lіga.

"Basically, for now, we are focused on the need for implementation of the Minsk agreements by the Russian side. I have informed the Prime Minister of Denmark on the sharp escalation in the east of Ukraine, the increase in the number of attacks using tanks, artillery, mortars, which is completely unacceptable," Poroshenko said.

He stressed that despite the provocations, the Ukrainian party continued fulfilling its obligations.

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"We welcome the clear position of Copenhagen concerning the need to extend sanctions against the aggressor-country, against the Russian Federation, in connection with its failure to fulfill commitments and implement the Minsk agreements. I would like to clearly emphasize that we consider the sanctions not as a penalization tool, but as a motivation for Russia to be at the negotiating table and fulfill its obligations," Poroshenko said.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n385124