Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko welcomed the decision of the ambassadors of the European Union member states to extend the "Crimean sanctions" for 1 year.

The President made a corresponding statement during the meeting with the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration of Austria Sebastian Kurtz.

It is noted that the issue of de-occupation of Crimea was discussed separately at the meeting.

“Petro Poroshenko welcomed the decision of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union to extend the "Crimean package" of sanctions for another year and expressed the hope that it will be supported at the level of the EU foreign ministers on June 19.”

Poroshenko hopes that Austria, if necessary, will strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation.

“The Head of State expressed his confidence that today, when Russia grossly violates OSCE commitments, Austria will proceed from the need to restore respect for the rule of law, both within the framework of the OSCE chairmanship, and in the matter of preserving and, if necessary, strengthening economic and sectoral sanctions against the Russian Federation.”

Earlier QHA reported that on June 6, the ambassadors of the EU member states extended the ban on investments from the EU to the annexed Crimea for one year.

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