U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry never threatened to impose new sanctions against Russia, when called on it in the coming hours to influence the Ukrainian militia East, so that they lay down their arms, said on Thursday Deputy head of the press service of the US state Department Marie Harf.
It negatively answered direct questions about whether the mentioned phrase chef American diplomacy in Paris be regarded as a warning about the use of the new unilateral sanctions of the US capital to Russia after those most in the nearest hours. Kerry " is not defined schedule " application against Russia " supplementary punishments ", said Harf, ITAR-TASS reported. In her expression, the use of such time limits were based on two main factors: the expected expiration of the ceasefire declared by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, as well as planned on Friday the meeting of the EU. Before Thursday U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry said that Moscow must in the " coming hours " to demonstrate their attitude to the peaceful resolution of the Ukrainian fall and call militias to lay down their arms. First Authorized the US and the EU have stated that they have the opportunity to introduce fresh punishment concerning Russia in case of further escalation of the situation in Ukraine. These measures will abominates in the process of the EU summit, scheduled for Friday. For his part, the Deputy head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alexei Meshkov said that certain forces, and among them in the United States, has expressed interest to enter fresh punishment concerning Russia under any false pretext. On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised the measures taken by Moscow for the peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian fall, but also did not rule out further sanctions concerning Russia. However, on Wednesday the media referring to sources in the us administration reported that Washington and Brussels complete the development of a package of new sanctions concerning Russia, but have the ability to postpone its adoption in connection with " positive signals " from the Russian capital. Remember, in Brussels on Thursday starts the EU summit, where we will focus on the situation in Ukraine and the appointment of the new leadership of the European Union. The main business day of the summit will be Friday, 27 June, which will begin with the event of signing of agreements on the Union with Moldova and Georgia, and the economic bloc of the Treaty on the Union with Ukraine. Then without leaders of the countries-partners of the head of state and governments of the European Union will consider the situation in Ukraine, will discuss the issue on the expediency of introduction of economic sanctions against Russia, the prospects of strengthening the energy security of the EU and the possibilities of employment growth and economic increase in the EU.