The EU is ready to extend the punishment relative to Russia and militias in the Donbass until March 2016, writes the journal referring to sources in diplomatic circles.
According to sources, the decision is expected to adopt on Wednesday - the day of the meeting of the division of permanent Plenipotentiaries of the member countries of the EU (Coreper).
punishment have the opportunity to cover almost 200 individuals and legal entities.
in April of last year the Ukrainian authorities began in the Donbass force special operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. The Ukrainian authorities and the West blame Russian Federation of interfering in Ukraine's internal Affairs. The EU and the US imposed penalties against certain individuals, organizations, and entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo for one year, until August 5, 2016. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.