Russia’s attempts to lift sanctions amid Covid-19 pandemic is prospectless, – Kuleba

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister held phone talk with Austrian colleague

The attempts of the Russian Federation to influence the lifting of sanctions due to the Covid-19 pandemic are hopeless as Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba reported on Facebook.

It is noted that Dmytro Kuleba held a phone talk with Austrian colleague Alexander Schallenberg.

The foreign ministers discussed the situation around the European sanctions against Russia. Both ministers concluded the consistency of positions toward the necessity of maintenance of the sanctions of the international society.

“The attempts of Russia to cancel the sanctions due to the coronavirus are prospectless. It is important when countries-partners have the common view not only of the past but of the present,” the Foreign Minister said.

Besides, Kuleba noted the active actions of Vienna in the creation of the possibilities of transit across Austria for Ukrainian citizens, who return by vehicles from Europe.

The ministers agreed that the Austrian authorities will treat with understanding the difficult circumstances of Ukrainians, whose term of stay in Austria might be surpassed due to the quarantine.

Earlier, Dmytro Kuleba stated that about 20,000 Ukrainians abroad have applied to Ukrainian diplomatic missions to help them return home.

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