The European Union can return to the discussion of sanctions Against Russia in the 2nd half of March, When the truce in the East of Ukraine will not be observed, said in an interview to the Latvian public radio Minister of foreign Affairs of the Baltic States, who is Chairman of the EU Council, the Edgars rink?vi?s.
"If we see that the Minsk agreement are not complied with and the situation is getting worse - no doubt we will return to the discussion and preparation of the decision on the extension of the punishment or the introduction of new ones. However, this will only happen in the 2nd half of March, " he said.
Western countries from March 2014 has repeatedly imposed punishment on a number of Russian politicians, businessmen and organizations because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices was the List of individual penalties Against persons, which the EU considers responsible for the destabilization of the situation in Ukraine, released in February.
Against Russia, the countries of the West had been introduced a number of punishments, because the Ukrainian authorities, as well as the USA and the EU many times accused Moscow of interfering in Ukraine. Russia denies it and calls the accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly said that is not a party to domestic conflict and uninvolved in the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
Western countries since March has repeatedly imposed punishment on a number of Russian politicians, businessmen and organizations because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices began in December limits, when the head of the U.S. announced an economic blockade of the Crimea, and in the sanctions List included a number of famous figures from the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.
The list of Russian Citizens and organizations, first fell under the sentence, the material of the Fins news