The sanctions imposed by Europe and the US against Russia may be lifted only when the Russian troops will leave the Donbass. This was stated in an interview with the Austrian publication Profil Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, reports “GORDON”.
According to him, the sanctions help the European Union to stay strong.
“Sanctions – only defense and the only line between good and evil, which was conducted by the West when Russia violated all the agreements”, – said Klimkin.
He also added that if the Russia wants to get rid of sanctions, it must fully withdraw from the Donbas.
We will remind, on June 14, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to expand sanctions against Russia. The document suggested a reduction of the maximum term of market financing of Russian banks and 14 days, and companies in the oil and gas sector – up to 30 days.