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Volker: Sanctions against Russia must be maintained

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The special representative of the US Department of State for Ukraine Kurt Volker called the outgoing year the toughest for Ukraine, reports RIA News.




He called the “absolutely erroneous” impression that the crisis in eastern Ukraine has subsided.

2017 is the toughest year. Violations of the cease-fire regime increased, while the number of civilians killed was the highest since the start of clashes. To this is added the collapse of the economy and infrastructure, which made the population more vulnerable,
Volcker told the Italian newspaper La Stampa.

It is necessary that they (sanctions) remain in force until such time as there will be reasons for which they were introduced. Compliance with the Minsk agreements is a key condition, and their failure is a strong motivation. We must maintain the sanctions until Minsk is implemented, because they create an incentive for Moscow to comply with the (Minsk) agreements,
noted the diplomat.

Talking about Washington's decision to start deliveries weapons to Ukraine, Volker called the wrong division of weapons into lethal and non-lethal.

Everything that helps Kiev should be legal,
he declared.

I am glad that the restrictions imposed by the administration (ex-US President Barack) of Obama were removed. Now we will move step by step, depending on what Ukrainians need for protection. This is a positive thing
added Walker.
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  1. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 24 December 2017 16: 32
    10
    ... and sent Trump the "dove of peace" Walker ..
    ... And blood spilled, with renewed vigor .. (
    Shitting pigeons decently .. ((
    1. jolly deckhand
      jolly deckhand 24 December 2017 16: 36
      +9
      Don’t say ... Now the "patriots" will flock to us - these sanctions are supposed to go to one place ... But I have 92 petrol already 37,30, Karl !!! Yesterday it was 36,20, and what will happen after the "election" ..?
      1. Conductor
        Conductor 24 December 2017 16: 42
        +5
        And as Medvedev said, hold on.
        1. jolly deckhand
          jolly deckhand 24 December 2017 16: 43
          +3
          And what remains for us ... hi
          1. zivXP
            zivXP 24 December 2017 18: 39
            +1
            Here, a person clearly shows how reducing imports is beneficial to the country
        2. Alexander War
          Alexander War 24 December 2017 17: 01
          +1
          The United States froze Kazakhstan's foreign exchange reserves by $ 22 billion Hold on too! Https: //www.reuters.com/article/us-kazakhsta
          n-bny-mellon-lawsuit / bny-mellon-freezes-22-6-bill
          ion-in-kazakh-oil-fund-assets-idUSKBN1EF0F2
          1. Thrall
            Thrall 24 December 2017 17: 11
            13
            So emigrate to Belarus, if everything is so bad in Russia. Just keep in mind that we have decrees on drunkenness (number 1) and parasitism (number 3), and the liberals are all in prison or gone. smile
            1. Pirogov
              Pirogov 24 December 2017 17: 30
              +5
              Quote: Thrall
              So emigrate to Belarus, if everything is so bad in Russia. Just keep in mind that we have decrees on drunkenness (number 1) and parasitism (number 3), and the liberals are all in prison or gone.

              Your ideal country is coming out.
              1. Thrall
                Thrall 24 December 2017 17: 38
                +5
                Quote: Pirogov
                Your ideal country is coming out

                Today, where there is no influence of the United States and oil, everything is calm and lawful.
            2. Gardamir
              Gardamir 24 December 2017 19: 26
              +3
              So emigrate to Belarus,
            3. Suhov
              Suhov 24 December 2017 20: 21
              +2
              Quote: Thrall
              So emigrate to Belarus, if everything is so bad in Russia. Just keep in mind

              Curious situation:
              The younger brother teaches the older brother, moreover, he also sneers (just keep in mind ...)
              smile
              Is it really not clear that after the older one is filled up, the younger one will be occupied?
              For me personally, that is Russian, that is Belarusian, that Ukrainian is all one.
              Division is conditional, and in other cases harmful.
              Every time I look at myself in the mirror, at the same time I see:
              - and Russian,
              - and Belarus,
              - and a Ukrainian,
              as well as
              - Tatar,
              - Turk and
              - a Jew.
              smile
              In the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, mixed marriages were common.
              hi
      2. 210ox
        210ox 24 December 2017 16: 51
        +6
        But the question is: If there were no sanctions, would gas not grow? Is it all of our Khitrov twisted SYSTEM and not sanctions .. And what will happen after the election? Well, by the year the 20th increase in the retirement age .. About gasoline, we’ll be silent for a while.
        Quote: jolly deckhand
        Don’t say ... Now the "patriots" will flock to us - these sanctions are supposed to go to one place ... But I have 92 petrol already 37,30, Karl !!! Yesterday it was 36,20, and what will happen after the "election" ..?
        1. jolly deckhand
          jolly deckhand 24 December 2017 17: 25
          +5
          Yes, it would also grow, iterate, Dim ... Thrall himself emigrate wherever you want, I will die on Father Earth.
          1. Thrall
            Thrall 24 December 2017 17: 31
            +3
            Quote: jolly deckhand
            Yes, it would also grow, iterate, Dim ... Thrall himself emigrate wherever you want, I will die on Father Earth.

            Maybe at first try to work and change something, and not cry, how is everything bad in Russia to you personally?
            1. jolly deckhand
              jolly deckhand 24 December 2017 17: 37
              +7
              Is that you to me now? About trying to work, Volodya ??? Me, who from the age of 12 at the factories during the holidays made bricks and collected tractor radiators, while my peers at that time met gentle sunrises? Me ???
      3. Sergey53
        Sergey53 24 December 2017 18: 33
        +3
        I can say with confidence that the sanctions continue. Although industry and agriculture will be raised. And if liberals are removed from the government, then things will get much faster.
      4. svp67
        svp67 24 December 2017 18: 50
        +4
        Quote: jolly deckhand
        And I have 92 gasoline already 37,30, Karl !!! Yesterday it was 36,20, and what will happen after the "election" ..?

        Russia is the only country in the world where gas is extracted not from oil, but from taxes and excises ...
      5. Kent0001
        Kent0001 24 December 2017 19: 19
        +3
        What will happen? We will continue to pay the wishes of "friends", their yachts, castles on the Cote d'Azur, etc. Wangyu benz within 40-42 rubles. I hope it will not be 50 rubles. And yet, probably you and I will still pay for the return of the capital of "friends" to their home harbor.
      6. 72jora72
        72jora72 25 December 2017 13: 32
        0

        6
        jolly deckhand Yesterday, 16:36 ↑ New
        Don’t say ... Now the "patriots" will flock to us - these sanctions are supposed to go to one place ... But I have 92 petrol already 37,30, Karl !!! Yesterday it was 36,20, and what will happen after the "election" ..?
        And sho ve offer respected in this case ????
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 24 December 2017 16: 37
      +2
      Yeah. Pot calls the kettle black? In response, the person watching for Poroshenko will receive the next most disastrous year, both for himself and for the whole of Bandera Ukraine. hi
      1. Kent0001
        Kent0001 24 December 2017 19: 21
        +1
        If so, I will be glad, otherwise I’m already tired of waiting.
    3. 79807420129
      79807420129 24 December 2017 16: 50
      +5
      I am glad that the restrictions imposed by the administration (ex-US President Barack) of Obama were removed. Now we will move step by step, depending on what Ukrainians need for protection. This is a positive thing

      Well, why pass the atomic bomb in the next step, why be shy.
      Everything that helps Kiev should be legal,

      recourse As they were two-faced, they remained.
    4. Wayfarer
      Wayfarer 24 December 2017 17: 12
      +4
      Curious why the West does not impose sanctions against Putin? Back in '14 they could take for the gills of the oligarchs and our entire "elite", but nothing was done. Western sanctions are aimed only at delaying the pace of economic development of the Russian Federation, the pace of rearmament of the army and lowering the standard of living of citizens of the Russian Federation. Thus, Western sanctions are directed against Russia, but not against Putin.
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 24 December 2017 17: 25
        +4
        Quote: Traveler
        Curious why the West does not impose sanctions against Putin? Back in '14 they could take for the gills of the oligarchs and our entire "elite", but nothing was done. Western sanctions are aimed only at delaying the pace of economic development of the Russian Federation, the pace of rearmament of the army and lowering the standard of living of citizens of the Russian Federation. Thus, Western sanctions are directed against Russia, but not against Putin.

        Do you think Putin is Putin’s agent? Or vice versa? Or I didn’t understand you smile
        PS Another option is that Putin influences the West so that he does not impose sanctions against him.
        1. Wayfarer
          Wayfarer 24 December 2017 17: 31
          +2
          Quote: Thrall
          Do you think Putin is Putin’s agent? Or vice versa? Or I didn’t understand you

          Formulate your thoughts more clearly.
          Quote: Thrall
          Another option is that Putin influences the West so that he does not impose sanctions against him.
          I just state a fact: the West is not taking action against Putin.
      2. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 24 December 2017 19: 58
        +2
        Quote: Traveler
        Curious why the West does not impose sanctions against Putin? Back in '14 they could take for the gills of the oligarchs and our entire "elite", but nothing was done

        Colleague, you are mistaken. The sanctions of the West are directed precisely against Putin's entourage. There is also Magnitsky’s law against individual personalities, which recently included the son of the prosecutor of the seagull.
        А I act on the population, or rather on prices, invented by the authorities of counter-sanctions.
        1. Wayfarer
          Wayfarer 24 December 2017 20: 22
          +1
          Quote: Stroporez
          Sanctions of the West are directed precisely against Putin’s environment.
          I mean the oligarchs and a wide range of officials and businessmen who have bank accounts abroad, real estate, business. The West has not made any real attempts to remove Putin from the post of president of the Russian Federation, for example, by means of strong pressure on the Russian "elite". The reaction of the West to the events in the Crimea was no. The sanctions that followed were like baby talk.
  2. newcomer
    newcomer 24 December 2017 16: 32
    +6
    everything that Kiev does is all right and legitimate. the whole point of Walker. those. justifying Kiev, justifying Washington’s methods. everything is as old as the world.
    1. Going
      Going 24 December 2017 16: 35
      +6
      When they see their light, although now they understand everything, they gave the horses a command to draw Russia into the war by any means.
      1. forester
        forester 24 December 2017 18: 46
        0
        Do you really think that he does not know and does not understand the real situation - you are naive - the mattresses simply do not like the relative anemia of what is happening - they need more, they need rivers of blood, not streams, they do not need a weak source of tension near Russia, but a fire, real fire and real rivers of blood !!!
  3. Going
    Going 24 December 2017 16: 33
    +6
    We must maintain sanctions until Minsk is implemented, because they create an incentive for Moscow to comply with the (Minsk) agreements,
    noted the diplomat.


    Like the clockwork one and the same ... they can’t understand in any way, the stronger the pressure on us, the stronger we become.
    1. The Siberian barber
      The Siberian barber 24 December 2017 16: 41
      +2
      In the current realities in which our country is located, your thesis is not unconditional, alas (
      I don’t think that anyone is sure, for sure, that the top leadership (the liberal oligarchic wing) will not “turn on the back” (
      For the causal place of these gentlemen is in a vice ..
      1. jolly deckhand
        jolly deckhand 24 December 2017 16: 50
        +5
        Yes, because they are all there-and we are all here-
        1. Thrall
          Thrall 24 December 2017 17: 20
          +4
          Quote: jolly deckhand
          Yes, because they are all there-and we are all here-

          Are you from Arkhangelsk? This photo is more than 7 years old ...
          Keep observing.
        2. 79807420129
          79807420129 24 December 2017 17: 40
          +4
          Quote: jolly deckhand
          Yes, because they are all there-
          and we are all here-

          Lesha is working badly, unsuccessfully. "On July 2017, you published this picture already, I can remind you
          We will remember about military pensioners? repeatYes, I changed the angle, the cranes were cleaned, and remained at home for demolition. good
          1. Alena767
            Alena767 24 December 2017 18: 37
            +2
            Was it that Troll under the nickname was MPK105 or something similar that had already replaced a bunch of nicknames?
      2. 210ox
        210ox 24 December 2017 16: 57
        +3
        We do not become stronger, alas .. Because the country is governed by those who depend on the West. You are absolutely right.
        Quote: Siberian barber
        In the current realities in which our country is located, your thesis is not unconditional, alas (
        I don’t think that anyone is sure, for sure, that the top leadership (the liberal oligarchic wing) will not “turn on the back” (
        For the causal place of these gentlemen is in a vice ..
  4. assa67
    assa67 24 December 2017 16: 37
    +6
    "everything that helps Kiev is legal" .... Bravo! .... the best help to this very Kiev is the destruction of the ruling elite and the Nazis ....... thanks copper-headed! I untied my hands
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 24 December 2017 16: 44
    +1
    Kiev (or rather, the United States) intends to drag Russia into the war until March 18. But if spring is early, then the last date for the offensive is mid-February. Really trample? Actually - a little strength is not enough for such an attack ... To attack without aviation from one field enemy buried in the ground will succeed only if the enemy is not going to defend himself.
    1. The Siberian barber
      The Siberian barber 24 December 2017 16: 59
      0
      So, they, in fact, do not need a victory (in extreme cases)! They don’t know what to do with it)) Many of their figures ventriloqually, with the thesis "and then what?"
  6. Masya masya
    Masya masya 24 December 2017 16: 46
    +6
    Everything that helps Kiev should be legal,
    he declared.

    Yes, in Kusa for a long time that you, the Shtatovtsy, have legitimized lawlessness ... you used to hide it before, but now in plain text ... you must kill, steal, steal, the main thing is that the land should be useful ....
  7. Livonetc
    Livonetc 24 December 2017 16: 53
    0
    Ukrainians need a massive brain transplant to protect themselves from themselves.
    And even the states do not have such opportunities.
    Well, nothing will calm down over time and maybe be able to live like Mexicans.
    And they silently and with zeal are tearing out the toilets of Amer’s owners and are not pretending to do anything else.
  8. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 24 December 2017 16: 53
    +6
    McCain is a beholder, a good man, he won’t give his soul to God.
  9. Herculesic
    Herculesic 24 December 2017 17: 07
    +3
    That is, the walker voiced the firm decision of the trump - the war in the ukroin will go until ukroin falls apart.
    1. oldzek
      oldzek 24 December 2017 17: 28
      0
      it’s not quite as it seems to me that a sluggish conflict is more beneficial for them. Moreover, it’s not only in Ukraine. Everywhere except the Western hemisphere.
      1. Sergey53
        Sergey53 26 December 2017 05: 38
        0
        The conflict in \ in Ukraine is needed not only to deter and involve us in it, but also to keep the EU cocked. And what is happening around us will further increase pressure on us.
  10. Lexus
    Lexus 24 December 2017 17: 25
    +2
    depending on what Ukrainians need to protect

    That's what Svidomo lacks, so this
  11. Vita vko
    Vita vko 24 December 2017 18: 26
    +1
    The worst thing for Russia in politics is the lifting of sanctions and the "friendliness" of the West. It’s good that people like Walker know neither geography nor history. Otherwise, they would have understood that isolating, exerting pressure and conquering Russia is useless; from this our state only strengthened. At all times, starting from the Tatar-Mongol, only internal strife weakened our country.
  12. Agent_017
    Agent_017 24 December 2017 18: 30
    0
    Kurt Walker, have you ever been to the places you spoke about? Enter sanctions against yourself, a student of a cool life ...
  13. pvv113
    pvv113 24 December 2017 19: 39
    0
    Kurt Walker called the outgoing year the toughest for Ukraine

    All American politicians completely lack the concept of cause and effect relationships. This hoopoe does not see US interference in 404 affairs as a whole. In short, he is not a WOLKER, but a BARANKER
  14. 1536
    1536 24 December 2017 20: 30
    +1
    Of course save. Until the death of the donkey or padishah.
  15. Simargl
    Simargl 25 December 2017 07: 15
    +1
    It is necessary that they (the sanctions) remain in effect until the moment there are reasons why they were introduced.
    The sanctions were imposed due to the fact that energy carriers stopped selling "cheaply." Consequently, they will be canceled as soon as we again surrender the bowels to the "civilizers."
    The only problem is that the 90s will return without sanctions.
    I am for sanctions.
  16. 23424636
    23424636 25 December 2017 13: 56
    0
    The walker is very similar to the Gorlovsky pioneer leader Boyko from the Oppoblock party, it may be time to castling in the long direction and put our lad to help his fellow countrymen not in word but in deed. And Walker supposedly raise the Magadan virgin soil