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The Federal Republic of Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the European Council extended until 31 January 2019 economic sanctions related to banking, financial and energy sectors of the Russian Federation, because of the failure of the Minsk agreements.
This was Chancellor of Germany said at a press conference on the results of the two-day summit of leaders of States and governments of countries-members of EU, which took place in Brussels.
In particular, she was asked to comment on the statement of the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov that Britain is in a very particular way attempts to influence the politics of the European Union towards Russia, despite the process of its withdrawal from the EU.
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“We all create a policy against Russia in the European Union, each member country,” – said Merkel.
“We talked about sanctions, and we have extended the sanctions because of the Minsk agreements and Ukraine”, – said Merkel.
“But what you’re saying is not true. Regarding the withdrawal of Britain from the EU, we are a quarter of an hour talked with Teresa may on this issue”, – said Merkel.
She said that today Britain discussed the current state of Affairs and future relations.
As reported the UNIAN, today in Brussels asked a similar question to the President of France to Emmanuel Macron, who said that the European Union has no aggressive policy towards Russia, but he wants Ukraine and Russia found a way to fulfil and to respect the Minsk agreements, which aim to peacefully resolve the situation in the Donbass.
On 28 June, the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel macron had to acquaint members of the European Council with the implementation by the parties of the conflict Minsk agreements aimed at peacefully settling the situation in Eastern Ukraine.
Reference to UNIAN. In 2014, the EU imposed against Russia economic sanctions aimed at specific sectors of the economy. In March 2015, EU leaders decided to tie the sanctions to the implementation of the Minsk agreements. After that, the EU has renewed these sanctions for six months. The validity of the existing restrictive measures until 31 July 2018.