Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said that most of the countries of the European Union (EU) support the extension of the economic sanctions against the Russian Federation. He stated this after the meeting Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EU countries, which took place on Monday, May 15, reports Polish Radio.
"Sanctions should be extended. Russia is a state that does not cooperate, does not implement the Minsk agreements, therefore there is nothing to talk about," Waszczykowski said.
The issue of sanctions was not on the agenda of the ministerial meeting, but this question was talked over in connection with the discussion of the situation in Ukraine.
During the working visit, the majority of the EU countries’ Foreign Ministers were unanimous- economic sanctions against Russia should be preserved
It is noteworthy that the EU imposed sanctions against Russia in August 2014 in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine and the occupation of the Crimea. Since then, sanctions were extended many times, the next decision on sanctions should be taken in the EU next month.
Earlier it was reported that sanctions against Russia will remain until Moscow stops actions that caused them, Rex Tillerson said. Also, foreign ministers discussed the importance of defeating ISIS and de-escalating violence in Syria