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MOSCOW, June 26. /TASS/. The leader of Russia's parliamentary lower house said on Friday that the European Union’s decision to extend economic sanctions against Russia represented a direct violation of a United Nations Security Council resolution.
Speaking at an Open Tribune session at the State Duma, Speaker Sergey Naryshkin said that European Union governments were "sabotaging" Ukraine peace agreements reached in the Belarusian capital Minsk in February, which "have in fact become part of one of the UN Security Council resolutions".
"Our partners seem not to notice that extension of anti-Russia sanctions and various accompanying gestures take place not only in circumvention of the UN Security Council but also in direct violation of its unanimously adopted resolution," Naryshkin said.
A decision to prolong the sanctions, which expire at the end of July, was made by European ambassadors in Brussels last week and approved at a meeting of foreign ministers early this week in Luxembourg.