Diplomat: Western leaders agreed to extend sanctions on Russia
November 22, 2015 0
A senior European diplomat said that Western leaders, who met on the sidelines of the Group of Twenty summit in Turkey last week's meeting agreed to extend the sanctions imposed on Russia because of what you are doing in Ukraine six months, until July of next year.
The decision was taken in spite of increasing calls to strengthen cooperation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in fighting al Daash after the attacks that took place in Paris on 13 October and led to the fall of the 130 dead.
And it was attended by US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Rinci and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who was representing French President Francois Oolond short meeting, which was held near the end of the Group of Twenty meeting in Antalya.
The diplomat said the leaders concluded that it is important to keep up the pressure on Russia ahead of the elections in the east of Ukraine.
He said the diplomat, who requested anonymity because of the secrecy agreement that "the election in Ukraine is a difficult thing, we will not have a chance to get what we want unless we played sanctions paper, to be the survival of financial sanctions until the end."
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