Stockholm is the extension of the punishment relative to the capital of Russia until the end of the year And believes that the decision about It is required to be adopted at the conference of the European Union by the end of March, said the head of the Swedish foreign Ministry Margot wallstr?m at the meeting of foreign Ministers of the EU in Riga.
"I think that to solve the CoE. We need a unanimous vote to make This decision. We want to make a decision Earlier, It is required to be on the agenda of the Council of Europe, "said she, RIA" Novosti ". By her expression, It's bound to happen at the conference the EU in March." We prefer that the decision was made at this point. Better Earlier than later. And be prepared to answer to any situation that will develop, " he said." This is what We believe, ought to be the position of the European Council. Them to decide by itself. The most important thing is to be United, " said wahlstr?m in response to the question whether Sweden to extend economic sanctions against Russia before the end of the year. Earlier it was announced that Italy does not support the idea of automatic renewal of existing penalties regarding Russia. At the same time the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius said that the decision about automatic renewal of sanctions against Russia until is not on the agenda. From his part, Minister of foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn said that the adopted by the European Union on Russia limits will continue to operate, but have the ability to be relaxed in case of positive developments in Ukraine. Relations between Russia And the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU And the US on the background of the progress of the Minsk agreements between Kiev And militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia penalties against financial, oil And defense industries. In response, Russia has restricted the import of food items from countries that have introduced in relation to punishment, and among them from the EU.