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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin stands in favor of taking appropriate measures against those promoting the Kremlin's agenda.

"To expand on recent interviews advocating sanctioning people like Schroeder: the point is we must now widen our scope to capture actions of players, previously ignored, who use their influence to promote the Kremlins agenda," Klimkin wrote on Twitter.

"We must act appropriately to discourage such activity," he stated.

Read alsoKlimkin explains position on Putin lobbyist SchroederEarlier, a number of media outlets referring to the interview with the Bild newspaper reported that Klimkin had called for sanctions against former German Chancellor Schroeder as Putin's "most important lobbyist worldwide".

Klimkin further explained that he had not meant personal sanctions against former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, a major lobbyist of Gazprom.

Instead, he said it was about the European Union's response to everyone in the Bloc who help Russia, Klimkin told Ukrainian journalists in Brussels where he met EU top diplomats on Monday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.