It is necessary to strengthen sanctions against Russia for human rights violations in the occupied Crimea – Kuleba
KIEV. June 11. UNN. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba noted the need to strengthen sanctions pressure on Russia in connection with the continuing and blatant violations of international law in the occupied Crimea. About this UNN reports quoting the press service of the foreign Ministry.
So, June 11, at the invitation of the European people’s party, Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba as a guest took part in the meeting of foreign Ministers of the EPP.
“The Minister drew special attention to the reluctance of the Russian side to ensure the implementation of the agreements of the Paris summit “channel four”, the access restriction on the uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, representatives of the OSCE and other international organizations, as well as ongoing mass certification by Russia of the Ukrainian population of these regions”, – stated in the message.
It is reported that foreign Minister stressed the need to strengthen sanctions pressure on Russia in connection with the continuing and blatant violations by Russia of human rights and international law in the occupied Crimea.
He also noted the inadmissibility of the intentions of Moscow it is illegal to organize on the Peninsula the referendum on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
“To really change the situation, the international political, military and economic pressure on Moscow to intensify and become more cohesive. And so it should continue until complete de-occupation of the Crimea”, – said Kuleba.
In addition, the Minister presented the expectations of Ukraine on the new ambitious tasks in the framework of the initiative “Eastern partnership” and urged the representatives of the European people’s party to support the prospect of distribution on the Eastern partners of the “Four freedoms” of the EU – free movement of goods, services, capital and people as a strategic goal “VP”.
“We need strong EU support in our struggle for peace, democratic values and sovereign European choice. Recognition by partners of the European prospects for Ukraine this is the best incentive,” – said Kuleba.
It is noted that the participants expressed support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and confirmed their commitment to the preservation of the sanctions and political pressure on Russia. The foreign Ministers also praised the achievements of Ukraine in the reform process and the steps of the Ukrainian government in supporting its European aspirations.
Recall EU ambassadors agreed on the continuation of the “Crimean” sanctions against Russia.