If Ukraine fails to come through with the reforms, that may cause the EU to lift sanctions against Russia, Reuters quotes Kristian Jensen, Danish Foreign Minister, as saying.

"If Ukraine doesn't come through with the reforms linked to the Minsk peace process, it will be very difficult for Europe to continue united in support for sanctions against Russia," Kristian Jensen said.

He went on to say that Ukraine should push the reforms now, because ‘they can't wait’. Jensen also said Aivaras Abromavicius decision to step down was a warning that Europe needed to provide more help to Ukraine.