Dmitry Zlatarev. The US and other countries a Big "seven" is ready to impose fresh penalties against Russia in order to further pressure on the Russian Federation in connection with the situation in Ukraine, said on Wednesday the White house following the meeting in Washington, U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden with Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
"The Vice President said that North America and their allies, "seven" prepared to impose serious additional punishment in the form of a response to Russia's actions ", - is informed in the report of the White house on this issue.
Biden also drew attention to the "focus of the U.S. and its partners, "seven" on the continuation of pressure on the Russian Federation to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, including the return of the Ukrainian part of the border under the supervision of Ukraine and the withdrawal of all Russian troops and weapons from Ukrainian territory ".
the report Also States that the parties discussed the " reform agenda ". For example, spoke of " the need to continue moving forward in the battle against illegal activities of officials ". There was also discussion of other measures that will help stability and growth, as well as to attract more investment to Ukraine ", - said in the White house.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat citizens of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
first Ukrainian Authorities, as well as the United States and the European Union has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies it and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the Russian Federation is not a party to domestic conflict and is not involved in events in the Southeast, and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
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. In addition, the summit "the Big seven" in Bavaria it was decided to extend the punishment against Russia, and the United States considering the introduction of a new.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news