Without progress in implementing the Minsk agreements penalties Against Russia should be preserved, said Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking at a meeting with young people in the German international Ministry.
"We are trying currently to write a road map for 4 weeks, which will be spelled out, what segments will run the Minsk agreement. If you will not advance in the " Minsk ", the punishment will remain " ? quotes its words news Agency.
according to his statement, the political resolution of the conflict situation in Ukraine " is still very far away." At the same time Steinmeier noticed that at a meeting of leaders "Norman Quartet" in Berlin last week managed to make some progress. Before Steinmeier, explaining the idea of introducing Against Russia, "the Syrian punishment," said that such events will not prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in the Syrian Arab Republic, and only hinder the negotiations. Before that, in Berlin, confirmed that the initiative of Steinmeier on the gradual relief of penalties Against Russia as implementation of the Minsk agreements remains relevant. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has repeatedly stated about the fact that Moscow is not a party to the Minsk agreements and can only this or any other degree of influence on the conflicting parties. As noted from its part a press-the Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, Russia plays the role of guarantor of the settlement of the Ukrainian fall, and not the party that performs the complex aimed at this action. Against Russia there are 3 packs of punishments of the European Union. The first was introduced penalties Against individual citizens of Russia and Ukraine, which the EU considers responsible for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine, they extended March 10 To fifteen September 2016. Sectoral restrictive measures Against Russia ? the so-called economic punishments ? are valid Until 31 July 2016, and punishment Against the Crimea ? Until 23 June 2016. The head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Lavrov said that the EU is beginning to understand the futility of attempts Russophobes " call the tune ", but Brussels is still under strong pressure of the US capital. The head of the Ministry of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev said that the designated business and officials in the EU feel the fatigue from the sanctions regime, and want to find a way out of the situation.