Poland: sanctions against Russia should be extended

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said that sanctions of the European Union against Russia should be extended for the next six months, reports Polskie Radio.

"We do not believe that there have been significant changes in Russia's policy, which would be a prerequisite to change our policy. Therefore, I think the sanctions will be extended for the next six months. We believe that Russia is the side that started aggression, and Russia should withdraw from the Donbas, and implement the Minsk agreements," said Polish Foreign Minister at a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council of EU in Brussels.

Czaputowicz stressed that Poland supported and will support the territorial integrity of Ukraine within the borders recognized by international law.

Earlier, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas opposed the easing of EU sanctions against Russia.

The European Union introduced economic sanctions against Russia in the second half of 2014 in response to the aggression of the Russian Federation in Eastern Ukraine. Since then, these restrictions have been extended every six months.

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