Source: the decision to extend EU sanctions against Russia may be adopted before the end of June

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in fotobanka of the European UnionSource: the decision to extend EU sanctions against Russia may be adopted before the end of June© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The final decision on the extension of economic restrictive measures of the EU against Russia can be taken until the end of June, told RIA Novosti source in the EU, familiar with the issue.

The leaders of the countries-members of EU at the summit on Thursday decided to extend economic sanctions against Russia. However, the final decision embodying that took the heads of States should be decided later.

«It’s still in the hands of the Maltese,» the presidency of the EU Council, which was to last until the end of the month, the source said.

Answering specifying question, whether, therefore, the final decision on sanctions to be taken before the end of June, the spokesman said, » Yes, it’s possible.»

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