The European Union is not waiting for the anti-Russian punishment of the " Eastern partnership "
The European Union will not demand from countries in the Eastern partnership, to support the punishment of the EU towards Russia, said EU Ambassador to the US David O "Sullivan (David O" Sullivan).
"We do not in which case do not expect (from these countries) support for external policies of the European Union, which is expected from the candidate countries in the EU, "About" Sullivan Agency Sputnik.
in the final Declaration of the summit, held may 21-22 in Riga, the participants reaffirmed the importance of "the development of a deep partnership" between the EU and six countries program - Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The project "Eastern partnership" does not provide for the possibility of EU membership, but aimed at political and economic integration of the EU with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The last 3 countries last year signed an Association agreement with the EU, which has already ratified the overwhelming majority of EU countries. Furthermore, Armenia and Belarus are members of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU) is an international Association, created on the base of the Customs Union, which includes Russia.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news