Leader Barack Obama will negotiate with EU leaders about the expansion of the punishment relative to Russia in the negotiations on the sidelines of the summit of heads of States and governments of the group of seven in Germany, said senior Director of the state security Council (NSC) of the United States for European Affairs Charles Kupchan.
"head in the process of negotiations with EU leaders to discuss the expansion of European sanctions against Russia by the end of this month. The meetings will be discussed and about the pressure that the US and Europe have the opportunity to exert on Moscow, - he told.- Obama will also raise the issue of violations of the Minsk agreements ".
Under the assumption of Kupchan, parties to the conflict are far from full implementation of the Minsk agreements "." for the past days we have witnessed ongoing violence in Eastern Ukraine. Heavy weaponry is not given from the dividing line, " said senior Director of the NSC, reports news Agency. Kupchan also affirms that " Russia continues to strengthen weapons of the militia. Now in the group of seven includes the following countries: Germany, USA, Canada, Japan, France, UK, Italy. Before Thursday, it was announced that the head of the U.S. Department of defense Ashton Carter on the last working day of the week will convene a meeting in Germany with the participation of American military bureaucrats and diplomats would discuss strategy with respect to Russia. Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize that all the charges against her are unproven. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements Between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil and defense industries. However, in March, Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that a critical attitude to the sanctions against Russia from a number of EU members increases.