that the European Union would demonstrate the unity, that the sanctions will be
extended, and that the issue of sanctions is directly linked to the full implementation
by the Russian Federation of the Minsk agreement", stressed Prime Minister
of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Brussels on the outcomes of the meeting of the
EU-Ukraine Association Council Monday, December 7th.
highlighted that "Ukraine has complied and is till complying with its part
of the Minsk agreements". At the same time, he accentuated, this morning
there was information that Russia had resumed shelling of Ukrainian positions.
on execution by the Russian Federation of all requirements of the Minsk
agreement. In the first place, it concerns full ceasefire, withdrawal of troops
and regaining control over these territories, which are Ukrainian territories, [should
be –ed.] controlled by Ukrainian authorities", stressed the Head of Government.
also added that Ukraine highly appreciates the stance of the European partners on
non-recognition of illegal annexation of Crimea.