Mogherini said that the EU is to keep sanctions against Russia until the Minsk agreement

EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini expressed confidence that the EU will continue its sanctions against Russia and hopes that Washington will do the same.

About it reports UKRINFORM.

“I think that the Europeans will continue to maintain unity on this issue (on sanctions against Russia – ed.)” – said the European diplomat. She said that during his stay in Washington met with U.S. senior officials.

During it, she said, discussed the question of Russia, in particular, to fulfil its part of the Minsk agreements.

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“I can’t answer for the US. I can say that we received calming messages, though unknown, to disperse opinions on this issue in the United States. I hope not,” said Mogherini.

The EU representative also noted that after meetings with representatives of Congress, she received a positive impression. “In particular, we agreed that while the Minsk deal is fully implemented, the sanctions remain in force”, – said Mogherini.

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.