Western politicians gave only a week to restore the Minsk agreements. After that Washington and London will discuss new sanctions against Russia. The reason is inconsiderate violation of the ceasefire by the Kremlin, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this week.
It is referred to an open supply of arms to the Donbas terrorists, which is obvious. As well to artillery and rocket attacks of Debaltseve where, according to Department of State, Russia used its own forces. And in this case, Kerry says, no one should be cowardly silent, while the sovereignty of another state is being violated .
Secretary of State did not specify what kind of sanctions will be imposed, but he said that they would have a broader effect and make the Russians doubt Putin's policy.
The West fears that after Debaltseve, the Kremlin-backed terrorists will seize Mariupol. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce more effective sanctions against Moscow, as well as to begin deliveries of defensive weapons for the Ukrainian army. The assertion of individual leaders that it will lead to an escalation of the conflict no longer stand up to scrutiny, as there is no truce.