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Tusk calls on G7 to hold on to sanctions against Russia

Tusk calls on G7 to hold on to sanctions against Russia

EU president Donald Tusk, the leaders of the G7 countries called upon to hold on to the sanctions against Russia.

“Since the last G7 summit in Japan, we have seen nothing what a change in us sanctions policy towards Russia would justify,” said the president of the European Council.

Tusk said in the run-up to the top of Sicily that only the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, the conflict can solve it”. Those appointments were aimed at peace in eastern Ukraine, where thousands of deaths in fighting between pro-Russian separatists and government forces.

The sanctions against Russia were introduced after Moscow the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea annexed. The penalties would be Thursday for the talk came at the NATO summit in Brussels. Economic consultant Gary Cohn of the Us president, Donald Trump suggested that the US “at this moment, no position” with regard to the extension of the sanctions.

The grouping of the largest industrial countries existed before, eight members of the G8, where Russia was part. After the annexation of the Crimea was the number was reduced to seven, and Russia was not more welcome to the discussions.

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