EU Summit to hear Merkel, Macron assessment on Minsk

Source : 112 Ukraine

German Chancellor and French President will also talk about the next steps of Brussels
14:43, 21 June 2017


Heads of states and government of the EU countries will listen on June 22-23 to the recommendations on the situation with the implementation of Minsk agreements in Donbas from the representatives in Normandy Format - French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. A high-ranking EU official told this to journalists anonymously on Wednesday in Brussels, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

You know that we are now at the stage of considering further actions with restrictive measures against Russia, "the source said.

According to him, a kind of a technical discussion of the situation around the Minsk agreements will take place.

Earlier, a diplomatic source in the EU said that the summit as it is would not decide on extending economic sanctions against the Russian Federation. A legally effective decision is to be taken by the EU Council.

Related: Minsk group session to be held today

The head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini said last Monday in Luxembourg that the issue of extending sanctions against the Russian Federation related to the Minsk agreements could be resolved after the EU Summit. The decision must be made by the end of July.

Earlier it was reported that France warned Russia of consequences of nonfulfillment of Minsk Agreements. The further deterioration of the relations between Russia and the European Union can be the result of it. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France claimed that nonfulfillment of Minsk Agreements by Russia can lead to the further deterioration of the relations between Russia and the European Union. 

Related: US remains committed to Minsk Agreements, - Poroshenko

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