The U.S. is not willing to mitigate the punishment is relatively Russia in exchange for the fight against the terrorist group "Islamic state," said Commissioner White house Josh Ernest.
"I don't see a scenario in which Russia could offer reduced sentences in exchange for a battle with the IG," - quoted him as saying RIA " Novosti ".
22 November, the European diplomatic source said the Western leaders met at the G20 conference and agreed to extend penalties against Russia until July. On November 16 the leaders of the US, the UK, Germany, France and Italy came to a common vision that the punishment against Russia will remain until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. The head of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the sidelines of the summit of "big twenty" told that the abolition of the punishment against the Russian capital will take place only after Minsk will be made by consensus. The American Ambassador in Moscow John Tefft said that North America will agree to remove a number of sanctions against Russia in case of implementation of the Minsk agreements, but the restrictions will be valid, as long as the Crimea remains out of the country. 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, such as military industry and high technology.