Linking anti-Russian punishment with the Minsk agreements is a far-fetched pretext, it seems that the EU at the next summit on June 25-26 will save penalties against Russia, at least until the end of the year, said Last news a source in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
"Linking with the Minsk agreements, which were present in recent rulings the European Union Is, without doubt, pure water is a contrived pretext. Russia is not a party to the conflict. About This sober-minded citizens in the West know, I hope so. This is used to burnish the conservation and sectoral punishment, and (sanctions) in relation to physical persons of the Russian Federation ", - said the head of the Department.
according to his statement, " one gets the feeling that the next summit will retain the action of the whole complex of sanctions concerning the Russian Federation, at least until the end of the year." This for us will not be a revelation, because the General atmosphere of the relationship, unfortunately, remains very complex, and the recent decisions of the G7 summit, too, in this case, did not bring any hint of confidence, " - said the Russian diplomat.
anyway, according to his statement, " we observed that the alignment of forces in the EU are far from unambiguous "." There are countries that are obviously unsatisfied with preservation of these penalties. But the General principle of eurosolare forcing them to stand in the General line, and unfortunately, as long as their opinion is concerned", 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. 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