Prime Minister presiding in the European Union Luxembourg Xavier Bettel has not excluded the possibility of revising the EU sanctions against Russia in case of implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine.
"It (the agreement) shall be observed. If not, we (EU) need to strengthen the penalties. But, on the reverse side, If the contract is respected, we are obliged to reconsider the punishment ", – RIA "news" words of Bettel referring to the information portal EurActiv.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties And observers state that It is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal in the Donbass weapons of a caliber of less than 100 millimeters And tanks from the frontline. This process will be gradual. Order challenge: at 1st turn, – the part of the line of contact in the LNR, including Lugansk (sector "North" ), then – the remaining part of the front, including DNR (sector South ). Militia LNR told In proshedshiy Thursday about the completion of the first phase of the diversion of arms a caliber of less than 100 millimeters, the Ukrainian Military said it has completed the 1st stage of the withdrawal on the last working day of the week. In DNR began the withdrawal on October 21. 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 from point penalties against certain individuals And organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. On 22 June, the EU Council formally extended the penalties against Russia for another six months, until 31 January 2016. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov called the extension of the EU sanctions against Russia unjustified And illegal. And, according to his statement, Russia will proceed from the principle of reciprocity. The Russian President Vladimir Putin 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 extension of the countermeasures relative to the countries that supported anti-Russian punishment. The EU is obliged to consider the question of waiver or extension of anti-Russian sanctions in January 2016. At the same time Moscow has stated many times that not privy to the events in the South-East of Ukraine, not a party to domestic conflict And is interested in Ukraine overcame political And economic crisis.