"We believe that Russia should be subjected to
sanctions unless it stops shelling, all Russian troops and all mercenaries are
withdrawn from the territory of Ukraine, while Ukraine regains complete control
over the state border", announced Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk after his meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of
Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius Friday.
He stressed that Russia had vetoed a resolution to create an
international tribunal for crimes against humanity - the shooting down of the
Malaysian airliner MH17.
"We will not abdicate our desire to investigate this
crime and bring those responsible to justice. And therefore, either a decision
on the establishment of the international tribunal during a General Assembly of
the United Nations or the creation of an international court is the task to
bring the perpetrators to justice", said the Head of the Ukrainian
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that Ukraine had done everything
to ensure, "peacebuilding in Donbas and withdrawal
of Russian terrorists from Ukraine’s territory". Meanwhile, he stressed,
the Russian Federation "has never abidden by and
still refuses to abide by the Minsk agreement."
"Unless it stops shelling, all Russian troops and all
mercenaries are withdrawn from the territory of Ukraine, while Ukraine regains
complete control over the state border, we consider
Russia should be subjected to sanctions. Moreover, imposition of tougher
sanctions should also be on the agenda of the European Union member states and G7",
highlighted Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
Apart from that, the Prime Minister of Ukraine stressed an
international crime of illegal annexation of Crimea should be punished: "Revision
of the sanctions is out of question. We can only talk about strengthening
sanctions until Russia returns Crimea back, which it illegally seized".