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MOSCOW, November 26 /TASS/. The European Union may adopt additional personal sanctions against representatives of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) and the authorities in Crimea, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the European Union, said in an interview aired by the Rossiya 24 television news channel on Wednesday.
“The absence of a dialogue results in sanctions. The (anti-Russian) sanctions remain in force. All of them have been imposed for a limited period of time,” Chizhov went on to say.
According to him, the first round of sanctions is to be revised in March.
“A consensus will be needed both for extending or lifting them. For the moment, according to my estimates, the European Union has none of the two things. The absence of a consensus to extend the sanctions means they are going to end automatically,” the Russian diplomat explained.
Chizhov, however, warned against indulging in vain hopes.
“I cannot rule out that additional personal sanctions may be imposed in December or January because not everybody in the leadership of the self-proclaimed republics has been covered by sanctions. So there is such a perspective /for DPR and LPR leaders/,” Chizhov said adding the newly-elected Crimean deputies could also face such a perspective.