Lavrov asked the question of sanctions solely against Russia

Sergei Lavrov

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov following talks with the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini asked a question about why the sanctions the EU introduced against Russia. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

According to Lavrov, Ukraine shy away from contact with the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics in the Minsk agreements, but the restrictive measures for failure to comply with agreements the EU enters for some reason, only against Russia.

“The obvious sabotage of the Kiev leadership just what is written in the Minsk document, must, of course, to meet some kind of reaction on the part of those who patronize this government,” — said Lavrov.

Member States of the European Union, USA and several other countries have introduced restrictive measures against Russia in 2014 and linking them with entry into the Russian Federation of the Crimea, and then — with the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. In response, Moscow imposed a ban on food exports from most countries, which supported anti-Russian sanctions.

The abolition of restrictive measures Western countries linked to the implementation by Moscow of Minsk agreements — a package of measures to stabilize the situation in the South-East of Ukraine. The document, in particular, envisages a ceasefire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line of the warring parties, and constitutional reform in Ukraine.

Moscow has repeatedly stated that is not a party to the conflict, and the responsibility for the implementation of the agreements lies on the Kiev authorities. Also, the Russian authorities emphasize that the reunification of the Crimea with Russia is fully in line with international standards.