The World Congress of Ukrainian Youth Organizations members say they are “deeply outraged” by the Kremlin’s attempts to exploit the ongoing global crisis to force EU leaders to weaken and even lift international political and economic sanctions.

On June 19, the heads of state and the Council of the European Union in a format of a video conference must make a political decision to extend economic sanctions against Russia.

“There is high probability though that the issue of lifting sanctions off Russia will be raised during these discussions,” the organization warns.