Last week, the EU ambassadors decided to prolong the anti-Russian sanctions for the next six months up to the end of January 2017.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that the unrealized Minsk agreement and fighting in the Donbass don’t leave any options for the West: prolongation of restrictive measures - is 'just a need unfortunately.'
According to Rossiyskiy Dialog, she stated this at a briefing on June 29 after the first working day of the European Council.
'I mean that there are no more obstacles for the prolongation of the sanctions,' Merkel stressed.
Merkel agreed the sanctions’ prolongation with her counterpart François Hollande.
The Kremlin hasn’t revealed its reaction yet.
As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Berlin to provide Kyiv with credits - Merkel.