«Ukraine wants EU leaders called on Donald trump to keep sanctions imposed by the US against Russia. Pro-Western Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is ready to discuss rendering his country a more significant international support», — said Arthur Beasley in
The Financial Times
Poroshenko arrives in Brussels on Thursday to discuss granting Ukraine aid package in the amount of 600 million euros, the scheme of abolition of the visa regime for Ukrainians, as well as trade defence deal between Kiev and the EU, was under threat because she opposed the Netherlands, the article says.
The author recalls that last week European leaders and President Obama agreed to extend sanctions. However, the uncertainty in position of the trump in Ukraine makes senior European diplomats to wonder whether the us sanctions weakened or abolished after his inauguration in January.
«During the talks with President of the European Council , Tusk, Poroshenko urge Europe to protest against changing the Washington approach», — the author of the article.
«This is our message to the Europeans, and I think that we will inform, — said FT Ukraine’s Ambassador to the EU Nikolay Tochitskii. — Sanctions were imposed over the annexation of Crimea and the military actions of the Russian Federation in the Donbass. Nothing has changed. The illegal annexation continues as a fact».
«Another senior European official said that Kiev needs further gestures of support from the EU against the background of walking in Brussels, the debate about foreign policy trump», the article says.
«As the Ukrainians are now even stronger than we are, shudder at the thought of where American policy, it is important to send some good news,» said the official.
Financial Times. Ukraine is seeking the support of the EU to maintain the sanctions imposed by the US on Russia 21.11.2016