Foreign Ministry of Poland: West will toughen sanctions against Russia, if Kremlin not yield

8 october 2014 | 14:23

The world community is dissatisfied with the situation in Ukraine and considers Moscow guilty of breaking the truce, the Minister said.

Grzegorz Schetyna
Polish Minister believes sanctions could be felt even more
Sanctions against Russia can be tightened if its policy towards Ukraine not change.

This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Grzegorz Schetyna in an interview with TV station Polsat News on Oct. 7.

According to him, violations of the cease-fire in the East of Ukraine resulted in the restoration of diplomatic pressure on Moscow. Western States accuse Russia of providing military support to the separatists, which is denied by Kremlin.

"If Russia does not change its policy, sanctions will be tightened, and they will be felt even more," Schetyna said.

"All European countries speak with one voice, together with Australia, the USA and Canada. Free world says "no" to such a policy," he said.

As it is known, Schetyna was appointed as a Foreign Minister in September. His predecessor, Radoslaw Sikorski, who was elected as a speaker of the Polish Parliament, was known for his consistent support of Ukraine on the international arena. The current situation regarding the conflict in the East of the country, Sikorski, however, perceive skeptically: according to him, Kyiv authorities and the European Union gave up to Kremlin, which was using "argument of force" for pressure." 


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