France will lobby for the Lifting of sanctions with Russia in case, if you can implement the Minsk agreement, said the French foreign Minister Laurent Fabius during the presentation at the meeting of the Council on international Affairs of the Parliament of the country.
"The lifting of sanctions? Yeah, We wish. Penalties were enacted for specific purposes. We met on the first day of the weekend in Berlin in the format "channel four" (with heads the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Germany and Ukraine – approx. OPINION), We discussed several issues, among them, a very complex – establishment of the ceasefire, elections in the Donbass. It is necessary that these elections took place, "– quoted Fabius RIA " Novosti ".
"The meeting was good, and now on October 2 Meeting at the level of the presidents in Paris. Our idea, the French, – if We will be able to resolve these problems, We want to remove punishment ", – the Minister said in response to the call of the Deputy from party "the Republicans" Jacques Miara to remove the punishment from Russia, as they harm France." punishment is relatively Russia – this is one of our biggest issues. We cornered the European solidarity. We have many organizations in Russia, We have partners who are turning away from us to China, and We are caught in this situation, We do not have the ability to maneuver ", – said miara. Tuesday came into force extending for six months the actions of the EU black list, which included 149 individuals and 37 companies of Russia. The EU in connection with the situation in Ukraine has imposed individual sentences in March of 2014 and many times extended list, and in March 2015, extended the measures to fifteen September. Now in the sanctions list includes 150 people, among them Russian officials and Authorized LNR and DND, and 37 legal entities. In June, the EU Council formally extended punishment against Russia for another six months – until 31 January 2016. In addition, on 19 June, the Council of the European Union officially confirmed the extension of sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol until June 23, 2016. The Russian President Vladimir Putin, for his part, said the signing of the decree on the extension of protective measures from 6 August 2015, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Russia issued a decree on the renewal of countermeasures relative to the countries that supported anti-Russian punishment.