“Currently, it is necessary to concentrate not on the [anti-Russian] sanctions, which are much talked about, but on what and how European countries should do in order to really help Ukraine,” he said. “Hard times are coming for Kiev, for example, in the taxation system and in its energy sector,” he added.
Ukraine’s failure to pass necessary reforms could have a negative impact on European states, including the Czech Republic.
The minister also reminded that Ukrainian lawmakers need to do a lot to comply with the new Minsk deal as “this refers to the elections in the east of the country according to the Ukrainian legislation and under the OSCE monitoring, as well as many other steps that need to end with agreements on establishing Kiev’s control over Russian-Ukrainian border,” he concluded.
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