The U.S. President Barack Obama said he agreed with the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras the need to maintain penalties against Russia.
"We also discussed intelligence sharing NATO to prevent terrorist attacks, as well as the importance of preserving punishment until, as long as Russia together with Ukraine does not comply fully with the Minsk agreement," - Obama said, RIA " Novosti ".
The Greek government is cynical regarding the enlargement of the European penalties against Russia, which are implemented in cooperation with the United States, but Greece is not blocked in the past the introduction of new penalties. On 20 October the foreign Ministry of Greece told that mutual punishment EU and Russia hurt both parties, instead we need to expand the dialogue between Moscow and Brussels. November 9, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch promised to extend penalties against Russia." Petro Poroshenko thanked the US Ambassador for the message on the issue that the punishment against Russia will be extended in the beginning of winter, and the new us administration will remain a reliable partner in the battle for democracy " -have noted in the press service of the Ukrainian President. First press Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov said that the change of US administration will have no impact on Russia's approach to the problem of punishment. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has expressed hope for support US in implementation of reforms and the restoration of the territorial integrity of the country, and invited Donald trump to Ukraine.