Angelina Timofeeva. Discussions on the extension of the punishment relative to Russia until not started, said Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking in the European Parliament Committee on international Affairs on the first day of the week.
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"at the moment we in the EU are facing the issue that we decide on sanctions. Discussions on the issue have not yet been initiated, it is known that they are tied to the implementation of the Minsk process. For this reason, we must see how we decide to link the issue of sanctions with progress of the Minsk process, 2 the following key points which are the conduct of elections and transfer of border crossing points frontier service of Ukraine ", - said the head of the Ministry.
before the White house following the meeting of leaders of USA, UK, Germany, France and Italy in Antalya said that the parties agreed that the punishment against Russia will remain until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
at the end of July 2014, the EU and the US said the penalties against entire sectors of Russia's economy due to the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West on the background of the conflict in Ukraine. In response Russia in the last month of the summer of 2014 limited the import of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment, and declared the policy of import substitution. In the summer of 2015 penalties and retaliatory measures of the Russian Federation were extended for another year.