Situation with Russian, US diplomatic missions stabilized — TillersonWorld September 20, 7:07
Russia has no doubt that US can do something destructive to North Korea — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 6:21
ECHR rules not to revise its judgement on Beslan hostage taking caseWorld September 19, 19:18
Trump vows to 'totally destroy North Korea' if threatenedWorld September 19, 17:50
Russian top brass calls on US to not hamper Damascus’ fight against terrorismMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:49
Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army’s "nervous system" to testMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:33
Ukrainian conflict led to spike in hate speech, Russophobia — Council of EuropeWorld September 19, 17:00
Russian regions contribute scores of natural stones for memorial to Gulag victimsSociety & Culture September 19, 16:45
Warsaw police hunting vandals who desecrated Soviet military cemeteryWorld September 19, 16:39
BRUSSELS, June 21. /TASS/. The EU Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER) "agreed extension of economic sanctions against Russia for six months," a European diplomatic source said on Tuesday. The decision still has to be approved by the EU Council, the source added.
"We may confirm COREPER agreed extension of economic sanctions against Russia due to destabilization of situation in Ukraine by 6 months until January 31, 2017, so that to assess performance of Minsk Agreements in future," the diplomat said.
"This decision should be approved by the EU Council [at the ministerial level", the diplomat said. "We cannot indicate the specific date, when the decision will be approved by the Council. It should be made by the end of July in technical terms," the source said.
Currently effective sectoral sanctions of the EU against leading Russian oil, defense and financial state-owned companies will expire on July 31, 2016.