(QHA) -

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski is convinced that a condition for lifting of sanctions against Russia is the return of Crimea to Ukraine.

He stated this in an interview with Rzeczpospolita .

"The entire Western world has identified so," Komorowski said, answering a question whether a condition for the lifting of sanctions against Moscow will be that Russia leaves Crimea.

According to the Polish President, the current sanctions against Russia bring a "moderate, but positive result." "The policy of sanctions has strengthened Ukrainians," he stressed.

Crimea seceded from Ukraine folowing local referendum on region's status and was annexed by Russia in March.

Kyiv and the majority of European countries as well as US, Canada and Japan have imposed sanctions against Russia as the policy of non-recognition of the annexation.