The US representative in the OSCE said the continuation of sanctions against Russia

US sanctions against Russia will remain, as Moscow still did not stop the aggression against Ukraine and does not comply fully with the Minsk agreement.

This was stated by the acting head of the U.S. mission to the OSCE Kate Burns, reports Radio Liberty.

“Russia, which continues to supply, maintain and deregulate the fighting in Eastern Ukraine, still has not spoken out against, did not put an end to the shelling and other attacks on civilians on the territory controlled by Ukraine. About two weeks have passed since the compound of the Russian-terrorist troops launched an offensive on Avdiivka that killed at least 10 Ukrainian soldiers, at least 80 were wounded. There are clear indications of a military buildup combined Russian-separatist forces in the region before the offensive,” said Kate Burns 9 February meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council.

See also:

The situation is unsatisfactory. Merkel said about the impossibility of the lifting of sanctions against Russia

The US representative in the OSCE said that the Russian-separatist forces expand their positions in Avdeyevka over the past six months. They occupy areas on the demarcation line controlled by Ukraine.

“Our sanctions will remain. We again call on Russia to fully implement their commitments under the Minsk agreements, ” said Kate burns.

See also:

In the European Parliament see no reason to ease sanctions against Russia

We will remind, the United States expanded sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine.

In the sanctions list included seven individuals: Mikhail Dedov, Michael KLISHIN, Kirill Kovalchuk, Dmitry Lebedev, Dmitry Mansurov, Oleg Minaev and Yevgeny Prigozhin.

It should be noted that 19 December 2016, sanctions against Russia and the extended EU. So, the European Council formally extended sectoral sanctions against Russia until 31 July 2017.

Note that sectoral sanctions against Russia from the EU was introduced in July 2014 and extended in September 2014. These measures are in three main areas.