According to the person who is in the position of the main European diplomat of Poland, the sanctions previously imposed on Russia can neither be loosened nor lifted, since such a step "is capable of hitting the authority of the European Union." Szymansky words leads Reuters:
The future perception of the authority of the European Union depends on how successfully we manage to influence Russia.
If Mr. Shimansky thinks in such categories, then with the authority of the European Union in the future, full of seams. The fact is that even the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on the eve expressed in the spirit that there are no obvious examples in the world that the sanctions imposed against any country would force this country to change its position. According to Steinmeier, the sanctions should be lifted gradually, in the course of the implementation of certain paragraphs of the Minsk agreements.
In Russia, the following is said about this: the non-fulfillment of the Minsk agreements today is in the interests of the Maidan leadership of Ukraine, since, if the agreements are implemented, the EU will take the path of lifting anti-Russian sanctions, and for Kiev it is like a sharp knife ...