Obama and EU leaders have stated the need to maintain sanctions against Russia

President Barack Obama and European leaders meeting in Berlin on Friday came to a consensus that sanctions against Russia should continue until until it is completely fulfilling its part of the Minsk agreements. This is stated in a White house statement, according to Reuters.

On the eve of the issue of extending sanctions on Russia, Obama discussed at the meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In it, Obama talked about his position that sanctions must continue until, until you have fully implemented the Minsk agreement. The US President expressed hope that US President-elect Donald trump to take a constructive approach in relations with Russia, where are the interests of Washington and Moscow, but will be able to confront Russia when necessary.