The head of the European Council Donald Tusk expressed hope that in the beginning of winter, the renewal of the punishment of the EU Against Russia will be extended, He said Thursday in Kiev during the meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman.
"I wish to assure you that we in the EU will continue to provide Ukraine with our support (within the framework of implementation of the Minsk agreements). I made the initiative to his colleagues in October to discuss a common strategy in our approach to this situation. I dream that in early winter we in the European Council will be able to continue our consistent policy, which deals with the introduction and support of sanctions (Against Russia) ", – quotes his words RIA " Novosti ".
He added that " nothing is difficult in this context."" But from our side we will try to be as consistent as it could be, " – Tusk said. Against Russia there are 3 packs of punishments of the European Union. The first was introduced penalties Against individual citizens of Russia and Ukraine, which the EU considers responsible for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine, they extended March 10 to fifteen September 2016. Sectoral restrictive measures Against Russia – the so-called economic punishments – are valid until 31 July 2016, and punishment Against the Crimea – until 23 June 2016. The head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Lavrov said that the EU is beginning to understand the futility of attempts Russophobes " call the tune ", but Brussels is still under strong pressure of the US capital. The head of the Ministry of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev said that the designated business and officials in the EU feel the fatigue from the sanctions regime, and want to find a way out of the situation.