Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The European Union plans in due course documentary to fix the extension of economic sanctions against Russia, which the leaders of the countries-EU members associated with full implementation of the Minsk agreements, said correspondents a senior EU Commissioner.
The summit of the EU leaders on March 19, 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.
"It was a political signal, not a Legal decision. Legal decision to extend the use of punishment in political signal given by the heads of countries and governments, we believe, will follow in due course, " said EU Commissioner, responding to a question whether the punishment was extended in may or in June.
Sectoral punishment against Russia were introduced from 1 August 2014 for a period of one year. To renew them need a unanimous decision of member countries of the European Union.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. A ban were beef, pork, poultry, sausages, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and several other products.
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 Australia.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen Under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news