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In Germany Petro Poroshenko urges EU to strengthen sanctions: Minsk agreements don’t work

President of Ukraine Poroshenko urged Europe to respond to violations of the Minsk Agreement with sanctions. He stated it during his visit to Germany.

According to President Petro Poroshenko, Europe must not ignore the fact that Russia and pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas do not fulfill the agreements signed in Minsk. That is why the new sanctions against Russia should be strengthened, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Bild.

"Violation of the ceasefire should be responded. It can be further sanctions – in any case, the current sanctions should be extended until the end of the year," said Poroshenko.

According to the President, separatists continue to violate the truce. After the announcement of ceasefire, truce was violated 1,100 times.

"Ukraine has fully complied with each clause of the Minsk Agreement. On our side, the truce was introduced immediately, but the militants did quite the opposite. The truth is that the agreement does not work," Poroshenko said.

President of Ukraine also called on to boycott the World Cup in 2018, which should take place in Russia.

"As long as Russian forces are on the territory of Ukraine, I think it is inconceivable to hold the World Cup in this country," he said.

It should be recalled that today President Petro Poroshenko left for Germany with a two-day working visit.