The leaders of the member countries of the European Union decided to extend economic sanctions against Russia. This was announced by the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.
“Agreed. EU extends economic sanctions against Russia for what it did not sufficiently complied with the Minsk agreement,” Tusk wrote in his Twitter.
The summit of EU heads of state will end on June 23, the official decision on the extension of sanctions can be taken a few days after this date, notes RIA Novosti.
Earlier on Thursday, June 22, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a joint appearance with Tusk said that he had received from representatives of the European Union certification of intent to extend sanctions against Russia.
June 21, one of the senior officials of the European Union reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel macron at the summit of EU leaders may recommend extension of the sanctions.
On 19 June, EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini said that the economic sanctions against Russia will likely be extended. On the same day the foreign Ministers of member States of the EU without discussion extended sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol for a year.