Formal opinion on the extension of the economic sanctions of the EU against Russia will be made on the first day of the week at the Council of foreign Ministers of EU countries, said a source close to the EU leadership.
"(Leadership) opinion on the prolongation accepted. A formal decision on the first day of the week, at the Council of foreign Ministers ", - said the source RIA " Novosti ".
however, Reuters citing sources reports that the permanent Plenipotentiaries of the member countries of the European Union approved the extension of economic sanctions against Russia by six months until the end of January 2016. Before the media reported that the foreign Minister of the European Union have the possibility to take an opinion on the extension of economic sanctions against Russia at the meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs in Luxembourg on 22 June. On 14 June, the head of the Czech foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said that the penalties imposed by the EU against Russia will be retained until the end of 2015. June 8, 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 ".