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 Ukraine counts on Italy's support in sanctions extension against Russia: aggressor has to leave Ukrainian territory, - Poroshenko

Ukraine expects that Italy will support sanctions extension against Russia.

This was announced by President Poroshenko during his meeting with Ukrainian community in Rome, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"The aggressor has to leave the Ukrainian territory, we have to regain control over the uncontrolled part of the border and restore democracy there. If the aggressor does not do that, we count on the European countries, on all 28 of them, including Italy as one of the Europe's leaders to extend the sanctions, so that the aggressor pays real price for the 8,000 Ukrainians killed in the aggression," Poroshenko said.

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He noted that he intended to discuss the importance of further political support of Ukraine in peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine at subsequent meetings with the Italian authorities.

Poroshenko also stressed the importance of the European Commission's recommendation to member countries regarding positive decision on the visa-free regime with Ukraine.
 
 
 
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