The existence of different approaches among EU countries to the issue of sanctions against Russia may in the end affect the official position of the European Union, said permanent Commissioner of Russia to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.
"I think we can talk about polarization, but about the fact that the Existence of different approaches among member countries to the issue of sanctions may eventually affect the official position of the EU ", - said Chizhov, answering the question of whether to wait for the amplification of the polarization of opinion in the Council of Europe on sanctions after the visit of Prime Minister of Greece in the Russian Federation, RIA " Novosti ". Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements Between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil and defense industries. However, in March, Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that a critical attitude to the sanctions against Russia from a number of EU members increases. In addition, the media said that Italy, Greece and Cyprus, as well as Spain, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, whose leaders visited the capital of Russia, May not support the extension of sanctions against Russia.