The duration of the economic sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russia due to the situation in Ukraine depends on the Minsk agreements.

“Until the implementation of the Minsk agreements, normalization in relations between the EU and Russia will not take place,” the European diplomat says.

This was announced at a joint press conference with the Ukrainian Prime Minister in Brussels by the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell on Thursday, February 11.

According to him, he assured the Ukrainian Prime Minister that the EU supports Ukraine’s independence and sovereignty, as well as its “territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders.”

In addition, he recalled that during his visit to Moscow from 4 to 6 February, he discussed the implementation of the Minsk agreements with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.