Poroshenko tells Dutch PM Rutte Ukraine is fighting for its values / Photo from UNIAN

"The decision by the European Union to introduce sanctions against the Russian Federation as an aggressor, as the country that annexed the Crimea, for the non-implementation of the Minsk agreement, is a key instrument to bring peace and stability in the Ukrainian land," Poroshenko said at a press conference with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in The Hague on Thursday.

Poroshenko stresses that the implementation of the Minsk Peace Protocol is not only the struggle for Ukraine's independence, but in the first turn it is the struggle for values.