Vladimir Dobrovolsky. Discussion at the conference the EU about the need to link economic penalties against Russia with the full implementation of the Minsk agreements was hard, the decision Was more stringent than the mood of the part of member countries, said the head of the European Council Donald Tusk.
before the leaders of the countries-members of the EU at the conference decided that " the duration of the restrictive measures against the Russian Federation, adopted July 31, 2014 and reinforced September 8, 2014, must be clearly linked to the full implementation of the Minsk agreement, keeping in mind, because it provided only by 31 December 2015."
"I have the opportunity to agree with you that we can be more helpful and ambitious policy with respect to Russia and Ukraine. But today it is a contract - that maybe we should not decrease the significance of these findings. It was a very hard discussion, the most on the issue of this word, I mean " full implementation ". I think these findings on sanctions tough enough, if you compare with the mood and atmosphere in the part of member countries, " said Tusk, a speech before the people's deputies of the European Parliament.
according to his statement, he feels responsible for these findings." But I also feel satisfaction, " said the head of the European Council.
Western countries from March 2014 has repeatedly imposed sentences because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when was expanded US sanction List.
A list of Russian citizens and organizations that have come under penalties - in the material of the Fin news