As reported by Censor.NET, this was said by Ambassador at Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba on the air of Channel 5.
"I am convinced that this decision (the resolution to ease the EU sanctions against the Russian Federation adopted by the French Senate - Ed.) has not been taken in the context of the next extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation. I think it will have no impact and the sanctions will be extended in full. At least, there is still every reason to talk about it," he said.
According to the Ambassador at Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Europe is already well aware of the threat Russia poses to the security of the European countries.
"There is already a very clear understanding in Europe that the threats posed by Russia to the European security concerns not only Ukraine but the European countries as well. And some events that are taking place in Germany are indicative. Thus it's that simple: the countries trying to somehow show sympathy for Russia are strategically undermining their own national security because Russia will not change tomorrow, it will not become less aggressive. On the contrary, as soon as Russia understands that it has locally carried its point, it becomes even more brazen and aggressive in its actions," Kuleba said.
He also added that the sanctions were efficient.
"The sanctions are actually efficient if they are Euro-Atlantic ones, when there is a united regime of sanctions imposed by the United States, the European Union and some other countries. When there is a united front, then the aggressor feels itself most vulnerable and is heavily impacted by these sanctions. The disarrangement of this Euro-Atlantic unity as well as the breakdown of the internal European unity will have far-reaching implications for the global politics," the diplomat expressed his conviction.
Earlier, French Senate, the upper house of the National Assembly adopted a resolution with amendments calling the government for a gradual scaling down of the EU's sanctions imposed against Russia on Wednesday, June 8. However, the resolution provides for maintaining restrictions until full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
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