The Council of the European Union agitating parties to the conflict in Ukraine not to disturb the Minsk consensus, it is reported in the summary statement of the foreign Ministers of the 28 EU countries.
The Council advocates that all parties to exercise responsibility and to fulfill their obligations under the Minsk agreements, "he told the Ministers, reports RIA" Novosti ". They also believe that " all the signatories of the Minsk agreements must urgently convene (meeting) in the framework of the tripartite liaison group ". On Thursday, the Ministers of foreign Affairs of the member countries of the European Union completed the discussion of new restrictive measures concerning Russia and decided to extend until September of individual sanctions against the country, as well as militias in the Donbass. The head of the MFA of the 28 member countries of the European Union decided to hold an extraordinary meeting on Ukraine on Thursday. With a call to convene such a meeting was organized by presidency of the EU Latvia, due to the sharp escalation in the Donbass. While sources in the EU structures differed regarding whether during this meeting adopted decisions on the introduction of new penalties regarding Russia. First of Greece expressed dissatisfaction ignoring EU positions Athens on sanctions against Russia. A diplomatic Source in Athens said that the anti-Russian communiqu? of the EU without the signature of Greece has no power. However, later, the new Minister of Finance of Greece Janis Varufakis said that the media falsely interpreted the message of Athens, and incorrectly assumed that Greece will veto the extension of the punishment. Anyway, the results of the meeting Greece has made exceptions to the communiqu? phrase about new sanctions against Russia. A source in Brussels before stated, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, France and the Czech Republic also supports the abolition of the punishment.