Support The Moscow Times!

Poroshenko Says New Russia Sanctions Prove Ukraine is Part of "European Family"

KIEV — Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said fresh European Union sanctions against Russia that took effect on Friday highlighted the level of European solidarity with his country in its confrontation with Moscow and pro-Russian separatists.

Earlier, the 28-nation EU published a new round of sanctions that included restrictions on financing for some Russian state-owned companies and asset freezes on leading Russian politicians.

"I never felt before this level of solidarity," Poroshenko told a conference in Kiev, also citing the pledges of support he received at a NATO summit in Wales last week.

"I feel myself a full member of the European family."

Poroshenko also said he hoped the parliaments of Ukraine and the European Union would be able to synchronise on September 16 their joint ratification of an association agreement that enshrines closer economic and political ties between his former Soviet republic and the EU.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more