"I welcome the decision of the Council of the European Union to extend the "Crimean package" of sanctions against the Russian aggressor for one more year. We are counting on the EU's tough stance on new security challenges from Russia in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov ," Poroshenko wrote on social media, Censor.NET reports.
He added he was going to discuss this issue with the EU leaders during the summit in July.
On June 18, 2018, the EU Council extended the restrictive measures imposed on the Russian Feredation in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol until June 23, 2019. The sanctions hit the EU nationals an EU-based entities involved in trade, economic, financial, investment, energy, and tourism activities in Crimea.