The administration of U.S. President Donald trump and European officials are convinced of the need to maintain sanctions against Russia until the Minsk agreement are not met in full. This statement was made on Friday, February 10, the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson and other senior officials of the administration of the President of the United States, according to The Wall Street Journal.
In an interview with journalists she stressed that the US and EU United in its commitment to end the violence in Eastern Ukraine. “We have agreed that the Minsk agreement must be implemented fully, and that sanctions linked to the full implementation of these agreements,” she said.
The publication notes that the US state Department has refused to disclose details of the meeting, Mogherini and Tillerson. However, officials of the presidential administration said earlier that sanctions against Russia imposed over the situation in Ukraine, will remain in force, while sanctions imposed over cyber attack can be revised, reports the WSJ.
This week, on Wednesday, press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer in the briefing supported the comments of the permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, who during the session criticized Russia for “interference in the situation in Ukraine” and expressed the need to maintain sanctions.