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EU does not consider possibility of imposing new sanctions against Russia
19:59, 11 March 2017
EU does not consider possibility of imposing new sanctions against Russia

EU countries will be united in the matter of maintaining current sanctions against the Russian Federation, but the possibility of imposing new sanctions is not yet being considered

19:59, 11 March 2017

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Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugh Mingarelli hopes that the EU will maintain unity in the matter of preserving the current sanctions against the Russian Federation, but stresses that the EU is not yet considering the possibility of imposing new sanctions against the Russian Federation due to further aggression and violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity. He said this in an interview with Unian.

Speaking about whether the EU unity will be kept in relation to the existing sanctions, taking into account the fact that elections in a number of EU member states will take place this year and the power may change, the ambassador expressed hope that the sanctions will be preserved.

He also gave a similar answer about the fact that Russia actively continues to integrate the Crimea into its political and economic dimension, attracting to annexation new companies that were not included in the previous sanctions lists of the EU for violating the sovereignty of Ukraine.

"Again: this issue is not on the agenda," Mingarelli said.

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