The EU lacks the political will to abandon sanctions, said Klimov

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotobasketball from the Executive body of state power of the Perm edge Andrey Klimov at the meeting of the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe EU lacks the political will to abandon sanctions, said Klimov© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The EU lacks the political will to abandon anti-Russian sanctions, the EU does not want to admit that the main violator of Minsk agreements Kyiv, told reporters on Tuesday the Deputy head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Andrey Klimov.

Earlier high-ranking source in the EU told reporters that the EU is going to extend for another six months economic sanctions against Russia, which expires at the end of January 2018, at the end of the report, the leaders of Germany and France on the situation in the Donbass.

«Nothing surprising in this, the EU default extend the sanctions and it is not associated with any reports,» said Klimov.

In his opinion, the Europeans «lack the political will to accept the obvious — that a major violator of Minsk agreements is Kiev.»

In the European Union is not able to recognize and just go with the flow, said the Senator. He expressed the hope that «someday an Epiphany will come».

Klimov said that he discussed this issue with MEPs, with other EU policies. «There is fatigue from the many meaningless passings in the circle is big, but it’s their choice,» he said.