Alexander Kuranov. Anti-Russian punishment may be continued until the end of the year, said Minister of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomir Zaoralek, speaking on a Sunday afternoon.
"based on the ongoing debate, I think the most likely option will be the continuation of anti-Russian sanctions until the end of 2015," said Zaoralek.
According to the Minister, members of the European Council, which at the end of June at its meeting will consider the question, have 3 possibilities.
If you find that all parties to the conflict in Ukraine adhere to the Minsk agreements, it will be possible to go the way of the gradual easing of sanctions. If it turns out that the situation in Eastern Ukraine is a mixed blessing, we will continue monitoring.
And the third option - increasing the penalties, If military operations unfold again, drew the attention of the head of the Czech foreign Ministry.
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