Netherlands do not see the reason for the lifting of sanctions from Russia because of the situation in the east of Ukraine. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Bert Koenders during the press conference after his meeting with Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, Ukrinform reports.
“We are concerned about the situation on the eastern border of Ukraine. We are also concerned by the fact that were held” elections” in the east of Ukraine. It is this which highlights the importance of peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine,” – he said.
“That’s why at this point because of the failure of the agreements, we see no occasion to remove sanctions from Russia” – added Koenders.
He also noted that the Netherlands admitting “any” option of possible sanctions against Russia.
“Regarding sanctions against Russia, there are several views on sanctions. If the situation does not change with the Crimea, sanctions remain in force. Equally important performance Minsk Protocol” – said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
Earlier, Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkyavichyus said that sanctions against Russia mitigate impossible.