Alexey Bogdanovsky. Vice U.S. President Joe Biden has assured the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko at a meeting in the Ukrainian capital that the punishment against Russia will continue, said the White house.
Biden is in Ukraine for a visit.
"Leaders agreed that it is important to maintain the penalties against Russia until, as long as the Minsk agreement will not be fully made, and the Ukrainian side of the international border will not be returned under the supervision of the government of Ukraine ", - said the White house.
Vice President Biden also praised the mayor of Kiev for " important reforms regarding police transparency and public procurement ", and also showed him the need for combating illegal activities of officials.
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.