The United States and Germany will impose against Russia for more punishment in case of violation of the Minsk agreements in Ukraine, told on Thursday, the assistant to the President for national security Susan rice and foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
the White house reported that during a meeting in the capital of the United States, They pointed to " the need for full implementation by all parties of the Minsk agreements, including the cessation of hostilities, the interaction with the OSCE, to enable observers to verify the removal of the arms and the release of all prisoners of war ", RIA " Novosti." They also stressed that the cost for the Russian Federation will be increased in case of violation of the Minsk agreement will happen in the future or if it supports the separatists will seek to conquer fresh territory ", - the document says. Rice and Steinmeier " agreed on the need for support (authorities) of Ukraine, who are taking steps to stabilize the economy ". With that being said, the sides discussed the situation in the negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, confirming the unity of views on what she ought to wear just peaceful ". On Wednesday, deputies of the Verkhovna Rada at a press conference in the headquarters of the United Nations has called for strengthening anti-punishment and to provide Ukraine with a weapon. On the same day the U.S. government has imposed fresh penalties for individuals and organizations with respect to their vision, to the crisis in Ukraine. In a list promulgated by the U.S. Treasury entered, for example, the Russian national commercial Bank (MCB), the Eurasian youth Union, and 14 Residents of the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Among them the former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and Secretary of the security Council DND Alexander Khodakovsky. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US on the background of the progress of the Minsk agreements between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia penalties against financial, oil and defense industries.