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G7 leaders agree to extend sanctions against Russia
08:51, 27 May 2016
G7 leaders agree to extend sanctions against Russia

Leaders support tightening measures "should (Russia’s) actions so require"

08:51, 27 May 2016

Reuters

G7 states intend to preserve the round of economic sanctions imposed on Russia as long as Minsk peace deal is not fully implemented and confirm their readiness to extend the sanctions if necessary, the G7 summit declaration reads, reports ‘Ukrainska pravda’.

‘Economic sanctions against Russia are directly linked to full implementation of Minsk peace deal. The sanctions may be lifted in case Russia complies with all its commitments. We are ready to impose additional limiting measures if Russia’s further actions require such a step from us’, - the declaration reads.

G7 leaders also note, that east Ukraine crisis may be solved only by means of diplomacy.

Moreover, G7 leaders condemn annexation of Crimea by Russia and express deep concern over continuing military activity in Donbas.

Related: Pyatt: U.S. will not lift sanctions in exchange for Savchenko’s release

Related: Anti-Russian sanctions stay unchanged as long as Minsk peace deal not fully implemented: EU Council

Related: ‘Lifting anti-Russian sanctions in exchange for Savchenko’s release is out of the question’: Western diplomat

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