OREANDA-NEWSOliver Vargei, candidate for the post of European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement, advocated the extension of EU sanctions against Russia, since he does not see progress in implementing the Minsk agreements to resolve the conflict in Ukraine. He voiced the relevant position on Thursday, speaking at a hearing in the European Parliament in Brussels.

“As for Ukraine, we have a special responsibility with respect to this country. We must help it regain sovereignty over the entire territory of Ukraine. We must be on their side. We will have to support them, including the possible extension of sanctions against Russia, since we are not We see progress in the Minsk process", he said.

In addition, the UK, which received a third Brexit deferral until January 31, 2020, should now also nominate its representative for the three months to the EU executive body. As the British media reported on Thursday, London decided not to do this until the early parliamentary elections scheduled for December 12. Until the new European Commission is completed and fully approved, the former EC, chaired by Jean-Claude Juncker, will continue to fulfill its powers, which formally expired on October 31.