MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Last week, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt that she expected that European sanctions against Russia would be extended after July.
"EU stays the course on Russia incl. economic sanctions unchanged as long as Minsk Agreement not fully implemented," Tusk wrote on Twitter after a joint press conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of the G7 summit in Ise-Shima, Japan.
Russia has repeatedly refuted the allegations, warning that the Western sanctions are counterproductive. In response to the restrictive measures, Russia has imposed a food embargo on some products originating in countries that have targeted it with sanctions.
The latest round of Western punitive measures against Russia is up for extension among EU members before the July 31 expiration deadline.