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 Russia sanctions should be extended, - Poroshenko on NSDC session

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko stresses on importance and necessity to extend sanctions against Russia.

Censor.NET reports citing the Presidential Administration.

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The head of state announced a special meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) agreed with the government to be held in upcoming days. The meeting will address sanctions against certain individuals and legal entities of the Russian Federation.

"All of it is strictly coordinated with our partners from the European Union, the United States, and international coalition in support of Ukraine," the president said during the NSDC meeting.

Read more: Kremlin actively lobbies easing of sanctions in EU, - Klympush-Tsyntsadze

As previously reported, in 2014, the European Union, the United States and several other countries imposed sanctions against Russia in connection with the occupation of Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine. These restrictive measures were repeatedly extended and expanded. In particular, the talks on visa waiver and a new basic agreement on cooperation were suspended; several Russia's officials were banned to travel to the EU while their assets were attached. Trade, financial, and military restrictions were introduced.

The sanctions list included a total of 151 individuals and 37 entities. The sectoral sanctions were imposed against 20 Russian financial, oil-producing and defense companies.

The Russian Federation introduced a package of retaliation restrictions against the EU, the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Norway in August 2014. The so-called counter-sanctions prohibited imports of fruit, vegetables, as well as dairy and meat products to Russia from these countries for a one-year period.
 
 
 
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