Maria Knyazeva. A document prolonging the anti-Russian economic sanctions, will be created After the summit of heads of EU 25-26 June, said Last news a Source close to the EU leadership.
"Yes," he replied to a Question about whether a Document that officially prolonging punishment, prepared After the summit of the EU leaders on June 25-26.
The source reminded that the political decision to link the punishment with the full implementation of the Minsk agreements adopted by EU leaders in March this year. At the end of June, they have the opportunity to discuss more specifically the structure of extension. According to his statement, we can talk about that, for what period of time have the ability to be extended punishment." Although I think that the leaders will Not go deeply into the details, " said the Source.
"The issue will be discussed at the conference at the end of June. The penalties associated with full implementation of the Minsk agreements, and, for this reason, I assume that we will have an extension of the same the most penalties of six months. This is the most likely outcome, " said the Source.
After creating the draft document on the extension of anti-Russian economic sanctions it will be required to approve the Council of Ministers of the EU member States." Logical, because It must be the Ministers of foreign Affairs, but the decision has to be made in other configurations of the Council of the EU (Council of Ministers of the States of the Union - ed.) It also has the ability to be taken by written procedure (i.e. without personal meeting of Ministers - ed.)", - said the head of the Department.
"There are no difficulties, we have the whole month of July ahead of. Technically, It won't be a problem, " the Source said.
The Council of Ministers of foreign Affairs of EU member States at a meeting in Luxembourg on the twentieth of June, as expected, will Not discuss the Issue of anti-Russian sanctions." Not provided for discussion, because we know that the leaders said in March, and now again they are obliged to discuss this Issue, " he said.
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