Latvian Foreign Minister Supports Continued Sanctions on Russia

Within the European Union, the issue of the relaxation of some sanctions on Russia, but not those sanctions tied to Crimea's occupation, is periodically raised, Rinkiewicz said

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07.10.2019

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Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkiewicz said that sanctions on Russia for occupying the Crimea should be maintained.

“The implementation of the Minsk agreements will be discussed at a forthcoming meeting of the Council of the European Union. My Ukrainian colleague told me about the vision of the Ukrainian government, in what manner it should be implemented in the Normandy format. I want to say that Latvia has always supported Ukraine and we are going to do so in the future. I do see positive steps that are being taken now… But we have not seen the full implementation of the Minsk agreements so we believe that all sanctions imposed by the European Union must be preserved and extended,” Rinkiewicz said at a joint press conference with Ukrainian counterpart Vadim Prystaiko.

Within the European Union, the issue of the relaxation of some sanctions on Russia, but not those sanctions tied to Crimea’s occupation, is periodically raised, Rinkiewicz said.

“I want to say that Latvia has always supported Ukraine and we intend to do so in the future. I really see the positive steps that are being taken now,” he said.

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date 07.10.2019
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