Ukrainian President: 'Russia will pay the costs an aggressor should pay'
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stresses that Kyiv's international partners will continue pressure on Russia for de-occupation of Crimea.
"Ukraine and the international community will continue pressure on the aggressor. Talks on de-occupation of Crimea are under way in international formats, including the Geneva+ one. Russia will pay the costs an aggressor should pay," Poroshenko said in a statement on his official Facebook page on Friday morning.
In the past two years after its occupation, Crimea has widely seen arrests and acts of repression. "Crimean Tatars' rights are cynically violated. The occupiers' behavior in Crimea resembles more and more the Stalin era," he wrote.