As reported by Censor.NET citing presidential press office, Poroshenko thanked the global leaders including Luxembourg, EU, U.S., and Canada, for the support and solidarity in countering Russian aggression and condemning trade blockade.
"Our common position is aimed to restore Ukrainian sovereignty on the territories that are currently under occupation," the president said. He also emphasized the importance of compliance with the Minsk agreements - the roadmap which provides for the cease-fire, withdrawal of Russian troops and heavy artillery, and restoration of Ukrainian control over the uncontrolled part of the Ukraine-Russia border.
"Unfortunately, there are other scenarios elaborated not in Ukraine and not in the EU. They are aimed to cut these territories close the border along the contact line and present these territories as a gift to the aggressor," Poroshenko said.
The president stressed that due to the provocative actions of Russia, the situation in the Donbas is being escalated. The head of state reminded that Russia recognized fake documents of the so-called "DPR" and "LPR." According to him, Ukrainian enterprises that had been operating within the Ukrainian legal field, paying taxes and salaries in hryvnia were later seized.
"The seizure of these enterprises made it impossible to have any trade relations with these "confiscated" enterprises. We will not allow them operating further. And we ask for support of these decisions, inter alia, through the enhancement of the EU sanctions against Russia, which allowed this brutal violation of international law," Poroshenko stressed.
The head of state thanked the EU for the recent decision to extend sanctions imposed over the illegal annexation of Crimea: "This is very important for us. This is a demonstration of support for Ukraine".
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