"There are many issues that the European Union leaders will be discussing at the June European summit, including the important issues of sanctions against Russia. I will be pressing to ensure that we maintain sanctions against Russia, because the Minsk agreements have not been put in place, and indeed I think there are some areas where we should be enhancing that sanctions regime," she told Parliament.
The relations between London and Moscow have undergone a huge shake over the Skripal poisoning of the former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.
Prime Minister May also addressed the Brexit deal, stressing, that the Parliament can't be allowed to overturn decision of the Brexit referendum. She added, however, that "the government's hand in negotiations cannot be tied by parliament."
"I have agreed this morning with the Brexit secretary that we will bring forward an amendment in the [House of] Lords," May noted.
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a referendum in 2016. The Brexit negotiations officially kicked off in June 2017 and are expected to be completed by the end of March 2019. Britain currently remains part of the EU single market but London leaves have to negotiate new trade deals with the European partners, in case of leaving it.