The European economic sanctions against Russia will be extended due to the lack of progress in the conflict with the Ukraine again. The state agreed and the heads of government at the EU summit in Brussels, as EU Council President Donald Tusk said.

In the implementation of the Minsk agreement for peace in Ukraine and that there had been “zero progress”, writes Tusk on Twitter. The heads of state and government had renewed the sanctions therefore “unanimously”.

The EU had sanctions in spite of billions in losses for domestic companies, updated in July up to the 31. January 2019 to be extended. In the summer of 2016, the trade had been decided, and investment restrictions to be abrogated when the agreements of the Minsk peace plan for the conflict in Ukraine are fully met. This is not yet the case.

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