Maria Knyazeva. The Council of foreign Ministers of EU countries on the first day of the week will not take a final decision on linking economic penalties against Russia with the execution of the Minsk agreements, it is required to be made before 31 July of the current year, said correspondents a source close to the EU leadership.
The summit of the heads of the EU countries at the end of March made a political decision to link the Effect of economic penalties against Russia's full implementation of the Minsk agreements and clarified, because it is only planned by 31 December 2015. From this may arise a need to extend the Action of economic sanctions, expiring at the end of July this year. Now the EU must enact legislation enshrining the political decision of the summit.
"Legislation on sanctions approved by the Council (of Ministers - ed.) only when there is unanimity. In order to make this legislation the Council is required to receive an offer from the head of EU diplomacy (Federica Mogherini). At this point in time Council has not received a proposal from the head of EU diplomacy on the extension of economic sanctions against Russia ", - said the source when asked about when and who is obliged to form a Legislative act, which would have linked the effects of punishment and the Minsk consensus.
"Of course not," he replied to the question whether the resolution approved at the Council of foreign Ministers of the EU on the first day of the week.
"Of course, it will be made before the end of the sanctions regime. The economic punishment ends July 31. For this reason, it will be done before July 31, But currently I am unable to say exactly when, " he illustrated his talk with the source.
Another source also revealed: "Economic action complete Action by the end of July. Legislation must be approved before the end of July. But this issue will not be on the agenda (Council of foreign Ministers on the first day of the week - ed.) the Adoption of the act on the first day of the week is not assumed ".
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news