The European Union and the United States are preparing to extend the anti-sanctions against deterioration, as is believed by U.S. and European officials, by the end of the current year prospects for the implementation of the peace agreement on Ukraine, says.
Leaders "channel four" - France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia have plans to discuss the renewal of the Minsk agreements at a conference in Paris on 2 October, informed the Agency referring to a source In the Russian leadership. Prolongation of the truce would mean the preservation of penalties, emphasized four unnamed bureaucrat from Germany, France and the USA.
Ukrainian Leaders told Bloomberg that oppose increasing the time for performance of obligations under the peace Treaty.
An official from the countries supporting the anti-Russian punishment, believes that the issue is very difficult discussions. He considers it possible that certain penalties are able to be removed to reach a compromise.
Assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland said last week in Kiev that the punishment is relatively Russia will persist as long as long as the Minsk consensus, agreed in February, will not be fully implemented. In the U.S. penalties against Russia, adopted by the presidential decree will be in effect until the decision regarding such cancellation. The validity of the punishment of the EU ends at the end of January and its renewal requires the consent of all 28 members.
High-ranking employee of presidential administration of the USA said, Bloomberg reports that Washington keeps close contact with its partners in the EU and is ready to Express support for punishment if Russia will not fulfill its obligations under the peace Treaty.
according to a source In the Russian leadership, overcoming differences and relevant Ukrainian legislation, the elections in DND and LNR will last at least until mid-2016.
European countries depend on trade with Russia and after the introduction of retaliatory sanctions have lost billions of dollars due to the food embargo, reminds Bloomberg.