Khan: we must be realistic in the strengthening of sanctions against Russia
Anti-punishment already played a role in the issue of a possible increase pressure on Moscow we must be realistic, most at the present time, when the crisis in Ukraine has been slight signs of improvement, said the European Commissioner for European neighbourhood policy and negotiations on expanding Johannes.
"we must be realistic. I think we have achieved a great deal with penalties. The situation with the observance of the cease-fire (still) fragile, and we need to work on the issue, " said Khan, when asked if he agreed with the words of the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius, which can increase pressure on the Russian Federation in order to expedite the resolution drops to Ukraine.
"I would have said, there are some positive signs that the situation is improving," said Khan.
The meeting of foreign Ministers of the European Union, with the assistance of members of the European Commission and the head of the EU diplomacy Federici Mogherini 6-7 March in Riga. The Ministers discussed the situation in Libya and Ukraine, as well as issues of strategic development of the European Union.
Western countries since March has repeatedly imposed punishment on a number of Russian politicians, businessmen and organizations because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices began in December limits, when the head of the U.S. announced an economic blockade of the Crimea, and in the sanctions list included a number of famous figures from the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.