During a meeting with the Vice-President of The European Commission Maroš Šefčovič on May 20, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky noted the importance of strengthening sanctions against Russia and called on the European Union to continue sanctions pressure, reports Press-service of the President, Radio Liberty reports.
"The strengthening of sanctions against Russia as a reaction to their aggression is something we hope for. I hope that the pressure through the sanctions from the EU will continue. These are not just words, it is vitally important for Ukraine and those people whom we lose in the Donbas", – said Zelensky.
He also expressed hope for further support of the European Commission during the negotiation process between Ukraine, the EU, and Russia to conclude a contract for the transit of Russian natural gas after 2019.
"We would also be grateful for the EU's solidarity on the issue of countering the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline," Zelensky stressed.
Zelensky was sworn in as the President of Ukraine at a solemn meeting of the Verkhovna Rada on May 20.