The head of Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on the duration of anti-Russian sanctions, the Agency reports citing the message of the White house.
Obama and Merkel met face to face before the first plenary G7. First it was claimed that the meeting will be held in Crane (Kruen) near ELMAU castle, which will host the G7 summit.
the U.S. President and the German Chancellor agreed that the duration of the punishment should be directly related to full implementation by Russia of the terms of the Minsk agreement on Ukraine, reports the Agency.
it is said that the leaders of several countries also discussed the Transatlantic trade and investment partnership and stressed the importance of mutual work in future agreements.
in ELMAU castle on 7-8 June meet the leaders of the "group of seven" - Germany, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the UK. Russia, which was adopted in "seven" in 1998, excluded from participation in the event is from 2014.
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 countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.