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Ukraine wants West to impose more sanctions against Russia

June 20, 2014, 18:52 UTC+3 KIEV
“Ukrainian society and state are ready to defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country in case the president’s peace plan is torpedoed,” the Ukrainian presidential staff says
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KIEV, June 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine expects the West to impose another package of sanctions against Russia in case Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan is frustrated, deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s administration Valery Chaly told a briefing on Friday.

“Ukraine needs solidarity, and in case the peace plan is torpedoed, a third package of sanctions or a package of sectoral sanctions must be in place. This is our clear position. These processes should proceed in parallel,” he said. “Ukrainian society and state are ready to defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country in case the president’s peace plan is torpedoed.”

 Ukraine will resume co-operation with Russia only after the Federation Council, upper house of the parliament, revokes its approval of possible use of troops in Ukraine, the deputy chief of Ukraine’s presidential staff Valery Chaly told a briefing on Friday.

“Any talks on further steps, on reviving the interaction tools, in particular the inter-state commission, and on the institutional interaction are possible only after Russia cancels the Federation Council’s decision on the Russian Armed Forces’ possible invasion of Ukraine,” Chaly said.

“I think it could be a step that would stimulate the future unblocking of institutional mechanisms,’ he said.

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