“Finally, let me also take this opportunity to inform you that I have asked the Presidency to put on the agenda of COREPER this coming Friday the proposal to roll over sanctions on Russia for another six months,” Tusk wrote in an invitation letter.

Read alsoPoroshenko, Tusk discuss Minsk accords, Ukraine's European integrationThe EC President stressed that “this will be the direct consequence of the March European Council conclusion, according to which the duration of the restrictive measures against the Russian Federation should be clearly linked to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements.”