23 October 2016

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Tusk tells when EU plans to discuss prolongation of anti-Russian sanctions

The European Union is planning to discuss in December the issue of prolonging sanctions against Russia in connection with Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said during the talks with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, an UNIAN correspondent reports.


Tusk said the EU would continue to discuss ways to ensure full implementation of the Minsk agreements, to be able to reach the actual cease-fire and peace.

The president of the European Council added that his role in Europe was to explain to all that Ukraine was a victim of the situation. According to Tusk, Europe must continue to support Ukraine.

Poroshenko's office: Anti-Russia sanctions, EU visa-free travel for Ukraine not correlatedHe said he had suggested to his colleagues to discuss a common strategy in dealing with the situation in October.

Tusk expressed hope that as early as this December, the European Council we will be able to continue its policy on the introduction and implementation of sanctions.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the EU leaders will review the state of relations with Russia and the opportunity of their improval at the summit to be held October 20-21.

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