The European Union will keep the anti-Russian sanctions in place until the Minsk Agreements on eastern Ukraine are implemented in full, European Council President Donald Tusk said.
The EU will not leave Ukraine alone, Tusk told a news conference following the EU-Ukraine summit held in Brussels on Thursday, also hailing the efforts made by Ukrainian authorities and the country's president, Petro Poroshenko, with regard to implementing reforms in some very harsh conditions.
Any success made by Ukraine will be a success of Europe, Tusk said.
He went on to promise that the EU will carry on doing everything in support of Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
The European Union will keep the sanctions earlier imposed on Russia until complete implementation of the Minsk Agreements, Tusk said.