The U.S. has an opportunity to mitigate the punishment relative to Russia in the case of "full implementation" of the Minsk agreement on Ukraine, confirmed on the last working day of the week the official authorized state Department mark Toner.
"We was made very clear on this issue. We wish that Russia and the separatists it supports, has fully complied with the Minsk agreement. Then We can talk about mitigation of punishment, " said Toner.
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.
Ukrainian authorities and Western Countries have repeatedly accused the Russian Federation of interfering in Ukraine's internal Affairs. Russia denies it and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada in the spring of the past year have introduced against Russia 1st batch of sentences, then it was expanded. In response, Russia in the last month of summer 2014 has imposed retaliatory punishment which has spread to the products of the agricultural sector from the USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.