The British foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed that the EU on the first day of the week will extend economic sanctions against Russia by six months.
The EU Council at the level of heads of Foreign ministries will extend the punishment against Russia, said on arrival in Luxembourg for a meeting of EU foreign Ministers, the foreign Minister of great Britain Philip Hammond, the news Agency." I expect the six-month extension of the punishment relative to Russia, taking into account the difficult situation in Ukraine, " he said. The EU will discuss sanctions with respect to Russia after six or seven months in the light of the implementation of the Minsk agreements, for its part stressed the Italian foreign Ministry, RIA " Novosti ". Remember, June 20, the Russian foreign Ministry said the EU's decision to extend the punishment against the Crimea. These penalties were called attempt to "punish" the people of the Republic for a free choice in favor of reunification with Russia. On the last working day of the week the Council of the European Union officially confirmed the extension of economic sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol until June 23, 2016. In addition, on the last working day of the week it was announced that the Ministers of foreign Affairs of member countries of the European Union at the meeting on the first day of the week, June 22, without discussion will take an opinion on the extension of the punishment is relatively capital of Russia until 31 January 2016.