The main purpose of anti-Russian sanctions is to prevent the re-election of Putin as a president of Russia in 2018.
Europe only needs Ukrainians to perform low-paid jobs in the EU. Former activists of Euromaidan declared war on the European Union.
Ukraine is a priority country within the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership. The EU is committed to a policy of sequenced engagement with Ukraine and to a close relationship that encompasses political association and economic integration. Against the background of the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the EU supports all efforts for a lasting peaceful solution respecting the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country and which ensures a stable, prosperous and democratic future for all Ukrainian citizens. No evidence given.