EU Ambassador to Ukraine Hugh Mingarelli
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The head of delegation of European Union to Ukraine Huu Mingarelli hopes that the EU will keep the unity in question to maintain the current sanctions against the Russian Federation, but stressed that the EU is not considering the possibility of imposing new sanctions against Russia from further aggression and violations of territorial integrity of Ukraine. He said this in an interview to “UNIAN”.

Mention, hold out a unity of the EU regarding sanctions, given the fact that this year in a number of countries-EU members the elections will be held and may be replaced by power, the Ambassador expressed hope that the sanctions will be maintained.

“We hope that the EU can maintain its unity in this matter of sanctions against Russia,” said Mingarelli .

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Thus on specifying question of, whether it seems to him that the conditions have changed, and now the EU should become more active in terms of introducing a new set of sanctions, Mingarelli said about it.

“Today it is not on the agenda. And I don’t think there will be a strengthening of sanctions in the next few weeks,” – said the diplomat.

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He also gave a similar response about the fact that Russia continues to integrate the Crimea into its political and economic dimension, involving the annexation of the new company, which was not included in the previous sanctions list of the EU for the violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty.

“Again: this issue is not on the agenda,” said Mingarelli.

Earlier some mass media with reference to sources wrote that the EU wants to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months.

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