The EU will adopt an opinion on the extension of economic sanctions against Russia on June 21 at the Council of foreign Ministers, said Last news the Ambassador of Austria in Russia Emil Brix.
"Yeah, Okay, because it will happen at the Council of foreign Ministers in the upcoming week (June 21)," - said the head of the Department. According to his statement, it would be " the extension of existing sanctions, and not their extension ".
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 imposed penalties against a number of sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. The G7 leaders following the meeting, 7-8 June this year confirmed that the issue of extending sanctions against Russia before the end of 2015 will be considered by the European Council in June.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA. In addition, the summit "the Big seven" in Bavaria it was decided to extend the punishment against Russia, and the United States considering the introduction of a new.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news