BRUSSELS (QHA) -

The leaders of the European Union agreed to extend economic sanctions against the Russian Federation for another six months. Chairman of the European Council Donald Tusk made a corresponding statement on Twitter.

“Agreed. EU will extend economic sanctions against Russia for their lack of implementing the Minsk Agreement. #EUCO," Tusk wrote.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko thanked the European Council for the decision to extend restrictive measures against the Russian Federation. According to him, the extension of sanctions is a manifestation of unity in the struggle against the aggressor country.

“Grateful for the fair decision of the European Council to prolong sanctions against Russia. Together with the anti-Russia sanctions adopted by the US, this is a brilliantly synchronous display of Trans-Atlantic unity and solidarity in countering the aggressor and defending territorial integrity of Ukraine!!” Poroshenko wrote.

Earlier, June 22, during a speech in Brussels, the Head of the European Council Donald Tusk said that Europe admires the Ukrainians.

PHOTO: Facebook Pablo Poroshenko

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