KYIV (QHA) -

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Theresa May, during which the parties discussed the need to strengthen sanctions against Russia because of the construction of the Kerch bridge, according to the information on the website of the Ukrainian head of state.

“The Head of the Ukrainian state noted the need to strengthen international pressure on Russia in order to fully implement the Minsk agreements. The interlocutors stressed the importance of continuing and strengthening sanctions against the Russian Federation, in particular in the context of the construction of an illegal Kerch bridge on the occupied Crimean peninsula,” reads the message.

The sides also discussed the mobilization of the international community in opposing Russia's aggressive policy.

“During the conversation, it was also about strengthening international pressure on the Kremlin regime with the aim of freeing Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners,” the website reported.

Previously, Petro Poroshenko had discussed with Teresa May the issue of strengthening sanctions in response to Russia's aggressive actions. The President of Ukraine thanked Great Britain for not recognizing the illegal presidential elections in the occupied Crimea.

Reportedly, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine imposed sanctions against the Ukrainian office of the Russian information agency RIA Novosti.

The SBU detained in Kyiv, the director of the Ukrainian department of "RIA Novosti-Ukraine" Kirill Vyshinsky on suspicion of high treason.

Kherson city court decided to arrest Kirill Vyshinsky for 60 days without the right to post bail.

QHA