Maria Knyazeva. The process of adoption of the decision on prolongation of anti-Russian economic sanctions of the European Union has the opportunity to be accelerated, the final decision to extend its action to be taken and before the summit of heads of EU 25-26 June, said the head of the European Council Donald Tusk at a press conference before the start of the G7 summit.
"I have a dream that formal, technical decision we make This decision before the summit of leaders of the EU at the end of June, that is, in fact, in the following days," said Tusk.
"This is the most important thing today, because I Want to be realistic, the punishment will be supported against Russia because of clear violations of the Minsk agreements ", - he said at a press conference before the start of the G7 summit.
"My personal desire is to be with the Russian partner, and not her enemy or economic problem," - said Tusk.
For the extension of economic sanctions is necessary to make the project document, legally pinning effect of restraining measures. Then the document must be agreed by the Ministers of the EU States, moreover, either in their person or in writing.
The validity period of economic punishment ends at the end of July, for this reason the EU does not hurry with the decision: sources said that there's enough time.
first on Sunday, a source close to the leadership of the EU, said Last news that the document will be created only after the EU summit, scheduled for the end of June.
the phrase Tusk at a press conference about the possibility to quickly make a conclusion about the extension of the punishment he called " somewhat unexpected ".
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. Before the US and EU has imposed punishment on a number of Russian Residents, they are prohibited from entering the EU because of their positions on Crimea and Ukraine. Over the past year the sanctions list, many times replenished with new individuals and legal entities. Summer 2014 was added and sectoral economic penalties. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from States that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
in the Bavarian castle ELMAU June 7-8 will meet the leaders of the countries "Big seven" - Germany, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the UK. Russia, which was adopted in "seven" in 1998, with 2014 in fact excluded from participation in the meetings of the group because of the events in Ukraine.