The European Council until not decided whether to take a fresh punishment concerning Russia, but promised to introduce limits, if marked on the last working day of the week measures to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine will be made, said the head of the European Council Herman van Rompuy.
" on the last working day of the week after talks with the President of Ukraine Peter Poroshenko, the European Council has named a number of immediate and concrete steps on which will depend on our next decisions. The Council will review the situation and, if necessary, take appropriate decisions. The leaders of the European Council is ready to meet at any time to make further significant restrictive measures, " said Rompuy, RIA " Novosti ". On the last working day of the week the head of the countries - members of EU have given 3 days on the measures to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, saying that otherwise ready to meet any time and discuss fresh penalties against Russia. Among the necessary steps have been named: the mechanism of monitoring the cease-fire and border monitoring, the OSCE, the return of Ukrainian authorities in the three border crossing points ( " Izvarino ", Dolzhanskaya, Chervonopartizansk " ), the release of the hostages, including the OSCE observers, and run a thorough negotiations on the application of the peace plan of President Poroshenko. Recall, in March the West, not recognizing the unification of Russia and Crimea, has imposed punishment on a number of Russian politicians and businessmen. USA on April 28 in connection with the situation in Ukraine was included in the sanctions list of the 7 Russian nationals and 17 organizations, widening it to almost 50 politicians and entrepreneurs from Russia and Ukraine. The European Union has extended sanctions list of Russian citizens for another fifteen, and later at 13 people, to 61 people. The foreign Ministry of Russia many times stated that to talk with Moscow language punishment inappropriate and unproductive, and experts, as well and the West, declare that the introduction of new sanctions will harm the economies of the EU and the US.