The duration of punishment against Russia depends on the design of the Minsk agreement, this can only happen by the end of 2015, says the Council of Europe, said Its head Donald Tusk at a press conference.
"The European Council agreed that the duration of the economic penalties will be clearly linked to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, meaning, because it is expected only by the end of 2015," he said, reports RIA " Novosti ". Before Thursday, the European Council supported the development of the EU energy Union. In addition, approved the initiative of creating a mechanism for consultation with the European Commission contracts for gas imports to the EU. First Thursday alleged that the head of the European Council Donald Tusk, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande has reached a compromise on the question of the anti-punishment, which decided to associate with the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Prior to this, Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi R?ivas and the head of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite made for the renewal of sanctions against Russia during the EU summit. Before German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that it is impossible to remove introduced with regard to Russia's punishment subject to the fulfillment of only the first points of the Minsk agreement. At the same time the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk after talks with President of the European Council Donald Tusk said in Brussels with discussions on the mitigation of punishment with respect to Russia, however, the limits, according to His statement, will be maintained and even strengthened. It was also noted that the head of the European Council Donald Tusk wants to invite the heads of the European Union at a conference on Thursday to Express support for the preservation of the punishment relative to the capital of Russia To the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. March 16, Tusk Also said that the penalties are relatively capital of Russia must continue to act in support of the execution of convicts in Minsk agreements and relations between the U.S. and the EU. His position was later supported by British Prime Minister Cameron d.. However, Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that a critical attitude to sanctions against Russia from a number of members of the European Union increases. In addition, the media declared that Italy, Greece and Cyprus, as well as Spain, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, whose leaders have visited in the capital of Russia May not support the extension of sanctions against Russia.