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National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine16.12.2016, 11:27

Oleksandr Turchynov is convinced that sanctions against Russia should be strengthened

Sanctions against Russia should be strengthened. This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov in an interview with "LigaBusinessInform" information agency.

According to him, the decision to ease sanctions against Russia will weaken Europe because sanctions "are Europe's basic self-defense against the aggression of the Russian Federation".

Mr. Turchynov analyzed the situation that evolved in the world because of Russia's actions pointing out that the Russian naval forces completely dominate in the Black Sea, Moscow is strengthening its military presence in the Baltic region, Syria became a jumping-off ground for hybrid war against Europe as well. According to him, Russia has also created the most powerful military bases in the Mediterranean for its Naval Forces and Aerospace Forces.

"Therefore, sanctions are not a present for Ukraine but the minimum that the Western world can set against the Russian aggression", - the NSDC Secretary stated adding that now sanctions "should be strengthened before it is too late".