The European Union will leave the round of economic sanctions against Russian unchanged, as long as Minsk peace deal is not fully implemented, President of the European Council Donald Tusk informed on Twitter.
‘Maritime, territorial claims should be based on international law and peaceful disoute settlement. Universal and non-negotiable basic principles, - Tusk wrote. - The EU stays the course on Russia, including economic sanctions unchanged as long as Minsk Agreement not fully implemented'.
Earlier, Co-President of the European Green Party, Rebecca Harms, stated, that Nadia Savchenko’ release won’t necessarily be followed by elimination of Western sanctions against Russia.
The State Department’s Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, Daniel Fried, confirmed, that the USA and its European allies are set to extend economic sanctions against the Russian Federation.
A number of Western countries have introduced several rounds of economic sanctions against Russian individuals and entities since Russia seized Crimea in March 2014.