The European Union is about to extend anti-Russian sanctions adopted in connection with the crisis in Ukraine, discusses the 3 options, and the extension of restrictive measures for 3-4 months, writes citing unnamed European bureaucrats and diplomats.
"Officials claim that on the surface are 3 options: extend the sanctions for another six months, one year or for a shorter period of three to four months to demonstrate to Moscow that the European bloc recognizes certain concessions in connection with Ukraine ", - writes the magazine.
As told the newspaper the citizens familiar with the discussion in Brussels, " there is General agreement on the question of economic pressure on the Russian Federation is obliged to be continued until it's time, as long as the plan for a peaceful settlement, concluded with the mediation of Minsk, will not be fully implemented ". The magazine stresses that the EU is close to extend the punishment, " despite attempts to improve Relations with Moscow after the Paris attacks ".
As expected, European leaders will discuss anti-Russian punishment in mid-December of the current year." Only if the issue will not be resolved until that time, As it was in June, " writes the print Edition.
first German print Edition Handelsblatt referring to sources in the EU said that the European Union States at the beginning of winter wishes to extend penalties against Russia for another six months. According to the publication, this measure, As if it needed to accelerate the peace process in Eastern Ukraine.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against certain individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo until 5 August 2016.
Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.