Natalia Dobrovolskaya. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the extension of the EU sanctions against Russia.
the head of Ministers of the EU on the first day of the week prolonged effect of the economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016, approving appropriate amendments to the EU decision on sectoral restrictive measures concerning Russia.
"most importantly, I welcome the punishment. I also welcome today's decision by the EU to extend the punishment. I think that's a good thing, because punishment is a strong and clear signal that there will be consequences when a country behaves the way Russia has behaved in Ukraine ", - he said at a press conference.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position. In March 2015 has been extended sanctions List of the USA, and on 21 June the head of the EU foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have extended the economic sanctions until 31 January 2016.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news