KYIV (QHA) -

Russia will withdraw from the annexed Crimea, unable to withstand the sanction of the West. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine Jan Piekło made a corresponding statement at a press conference on April 17 in Kyiv.

According to him, Warsaw remains an invariable supporter of the Ukrainian Crimea.

“We believe that the constant pressure and painful sanctions on the part of the West towards Russia should finally bring Russia to the exit from the Crimea. The Polish support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and the support of the Ukrainian Crimea remain unchanged, which we loudly recall at forums of international organizations, for example, at the UN Security Council,” the diplomat said.

Piekło also pointed out that Russia is responsible for the situation in the east of Ukraine, noting a considerable financial support for the separatists who occupied the Donbas.

“We have always believed that it is Moscow that is responsible for the implementation of the Minsk agreements. If the agreement on a UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas is reached, then such a mission should be deployed throughout the territory that is not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, and ensure the control of the Ukrainian-Russian border," the ambassador stated.

Earlier, the Polish Foreign Ministry said that the occupation of the Crimea threatens the security of the European Union. Warsaw explained that indulging the occupation of Ukrainian Crimea would encourage Russia to further violations of international law.

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