The EU's economic sanctions against Russia, will most likely be extended for the next six months. This was stated in an interview with tvn24 TV channel by the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.
"Everything points to the fact that once again we will be able to extend sanctions against Russia. And what will happen in six months, as we now likely to extend sanctions for another six months - that no one can predict, "- said Tusk.
He added that enough strong pro-Ukrainian position on this issue in the EU have Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, the United Kingdom partially, but this view is no longer common in Europe.
According to him, the key factor that allowed to build the unity of Europe in relation to the crisis in Ukraine, is a Normandy format.
"This format, in many cases, is inefficient and does not always cause my enthusiasm. However, the participation of Berlin and Paris, helped to keep the unity of the EU ", - the president of the European Council said.
From added that without the Normandy format mechanism it was difficult to keep the unity of the EU regarding the sanctions.