The EU and Group of 7’s anti-Russian sanctions should remain in force and can be tightened, while Russian aggression against Ukraine is continuing.
This is noted in a Monday’s report of the president of the European Council Donald Tusk about the results of the EU leading institute’s actions in the past two years.
'During this difficult period, when our policy underwent a threat from many fronts, my goal was to provide the unity of the European leaders, so that the EU could keep to a certain course towards Russia... I was also personally involved in providing the unity of the G7 in response to the aggressive position of Russia and I’ll continue to act in this way until any change of this position. G7 leaders confirmed their common position at the summit in Elman in June 2015 and made it clear that they were ready to introduce further sanctions in order to increase the price for Russia if its actions would require this,' Tusk said.
He reminded of the fact that the EU had imposed anti-Russian sanctions after its aggression in Ukraine and linked the duration of these restrictive measures to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
'At the same time, we have provided struggling Ukraine with our support, including the financial one to help the country on its difficult way to stabilization, modernization and reforms,' the report reads.