Ukraine's Ambassador to the United Kingdom Volodymyr Khandohiy expects the EU to impose a tougher, third phase of sanctions against Russia in connection with its military intervention in Ukraine.
The diplomat told BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight, Ukrinform has learnt this from the Ukrainian Embassy in London. "Ukraine expects the EU to impose a third phase of sanctions against Russia," the ambassador said, adding that it will help de-escalate the situation in Ukraine. Khandohiy assured that Ukraine is ready to use all available means to counter the Russian aggression. When asked about federalization of Ukraine, the ambassador assured that today efforts are being taken to decentralize the power. "Most people, especially in eastern Ukraine, want to strengthen their role in decision-making in the state. The government of Ukraine is ready to offer it. The federalization issue in Ukraine is not being considered,” the diplomat emphasized.