EU sanctions against Russia because of its aggression in the Donbas are effective until January 31, 2017, and they almost certainly will be prolonged for another six months - until August. This was reported by Bloomberg, citing five anonymous European officials.
The sixth interlocutor of the daily has completely excluded any other possible scenario.
The sources claim that the sanctions will continue as the main condition for their cancellation - full implementation of the Covenant on ending the war in Ukraine - has not been achieved.
The question of sanctions will be discussed during the Ukraine - EU Summit that will take place on November 24 in Brussels.
And there is a high probability that sanctions will be extended before the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. The newly elected president will take office on November 20, 2017.
Earlier it was reported that Obama arrived in Berlin to discuss sanctions against Russia on November 18, 2016. The meeting in Berlin was hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and will include leaders of Britain, France, Italy and Spain.