To talk about the lifting of the punishment relative to Russia because of the events in Ukraine will be possible only after the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, said the Commissioner, U.S. Department of state mark Toner.
"When the Minsk agreement will be fully done, we can Talk about removing those penalties," said Toner at a press conference.
He also said that without the introduction of new sanctions ancient have the opportunity over time to lose their force, and fell under them, individuals and organizations will begin to avoid them.
"It is a common practice (application) of punishment. But, frankly, these (new) punishment associated with the implementation of the Minsk agreements ", - He said.
on Thursday, the U.S. Treasury Department said on the introduction of new penalties regarding eleven physical and fifteen legal entities, including "daughter" VEB and Rosneft, in connection with events in Ukraine.