BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The foreign ministers of the European Union member states are not planning to adopt a document linking anti-Russian sanctions to the implementation of the Minsk accords during a meeting on Monday, a source close to the EU leadership said Friday.
“The economic measures expire in late July, so this legislative act should be ready by late July. This issue will not be on the agenda [of the Monday meeting], so its adoption is not expected,” the source told journalists in Brussels.
On Wednesday, the Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers said in a statement that lifting the Western sanctions imposed on Russia over the ongoing Ukrainian crisis depends on the implementation of the Minsk peace deal.
In February, the Normandy quartet, comprising Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine, hammered out the 13-point deal to de-escalate a year-long conflict in eastern Ukraine.