Washington wants to keep penalties against Russia to implement the Minsk agreements, said the head of the USA Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, according to a White house report.
leader Obama and Vice President Biden expressed strong support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and stressed that North America is committed to the maintenance of sanctions against Russia, as long as it complied fully with its obligations Under the Minsk agreements ", — leads RIA "Novosti" letter to the White house. Relations between Russia and the U.S. have deteriorated due to 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.