Russia is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine, for this reason, the Linkage of anti-Russian punishment with the Minsk agreements is far-fetched, said 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) concerning natural persons of Russia ", - said the source RIA " Novosti ".
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. A possible EU decision to extend the anti-sanctions Russia does not provide incentives to review their positions in response, the source said. According to his statement, " regarding the response to punishment, the Russian leadership has a set of the most different variants, which are used in order to reduce the harm from these penalties, and, conversely, to try to give impetus to domestic producers ". On the first day of the week by the American leader Barack Obama said that partners USA G7 assured renewal after July of sanctions against Russia. Before that, the UK Prime Minister Cameron D. has stated that the penalties against the capital of Russia must be extended prior to the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which must be respected for both Ukraine and Russia. For his part, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that the issue of extending sanctions against Russia will be discussed by the European Council in June. Remember, in the final statement of the "big seven" it is reported that the G7 leaders stand ready to impose further restrictive measures against Russia in connection with the conflict in Ukraine. The Kremlin said that " there is nothing new on the results of the summit of the group of seven in Germany on the issue of punishment relative to Russia, there have been ".