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G7 leaders to discuss stance on Russia sanctions at upcoming summit in Japan
11:06, 24 May 2016
G7 leaders to discuss stance on Russia sanctions at upcoming summit in Japan

Leaders say sanctions against Russia depends on Moscow’s implementation of Minsk peace deal

11:06, 24 May 2016

gazprom.ru

G7 leaders stress, that possibility of lifting anti-Russian sanctions fully depends on complete implementation of Minsk deals by Moscow, reports Deutsche Welle.

The decision on extension or elimination of the round of sanctions will be approved at the upcoming G7 meeting in Japan scheduled for May 26-27.

The currently imposed anti-Russian sanctions expire at the end of July 2016.

Earlier, the U.S. Department of State assured, that sanctions against the Russian Federation will be extended in the nearest future.

A number of Western countries have introduced several rounds of economic sanctions against Russian individuals and entities since Russia seized Crimea in March 2014.

Related: Die Welt: Mogherini supports extending sanctions against Russia

Related: ‘Linking anti-Russian sanctions to the Minsk deal is absurd’: Putin’s spokesman

Related: Ukraine's president urges G7 leaders to extend sanctions against Russia

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