Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine had made and was making everything that the country had peace and stability and protected not only Ukraine, but also the European borders. That is why the EU must maintain the new sanctions against Russia and give Ukraine peacekeepers, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
"The formula of Russian stability is instability in the European Union. And if Putin destroys unity between the EU Member States and between the leaders of the EU countries, it will be the biggest success of President Putin. And it will be a disaster for the European Union," he said.
"I am convinced that the European Union will be able to keep its unity, the sanctions will not be weakened and macro-financial assistance to Ukraine will be accelerated and increased," Yatsenyuk summed up.
Responding to a reporter's question about the possibility of sending a peacekeeping mission to Ukraine, the Prime Minister recalled that on March 18, the Ukrainian parliament had adopted a resolution appealing to the UN and the EU "to send peacekeepers for ensuring the implementation of the Minsk agreements."
He recalled that it was a joint initiative of President of Ukraine and the Government of Ukraine: "We expect our European friends support this idea. After all, everyone wants peace in Europe, and peacekeepers are one of the tools for achieving it."
During the meeting in Brussels Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Donald Tusk discussed the common approaches for further actions by the EU in support of Ukraine.
In particular, they discussed the policy of sanctions against the Russian Federation, the EU's macro-financial support for Ukraine and the Government's reform program. Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed Donald Tusk on the steps of Ukraine aimed at full and strict implementation of the Minsk agreements. In particular, on the Verkhovna Rada adopting changes to the law on the special status of individual regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.