The European Union calls on the Russian Federation to repeal the decree allowing the admission of goods from ORDLO to the territory of Russia.
“The decree is aimed at further separation of the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk, which are temporarily out of the government’s control, from Ukraine, which contradicts the goals of the Minsk agreements. Such unilateral measures violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, including with regard to customs control” – said EU foreign policy chief Peter Stano.
He believes that such actions could increase tensions and prolong the status quo, hampering the future reintegration process.
“We call on Russia to reverse this decision and stop taking unilateral measures that only provoke further escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The European Union will continue to pursue a policy of non-recognition in this regard” – added Peter Stano.
To remind, Ukraine sent a note of protest to Russia over Putin’s decree on goods from temporarily occupied territories.