People's deputies from the party "Forward, Italy" showed the draft decision of the Chamber of deputies of the Italian Parliament aimed at ending sanctions policy toward Russia.
"We are announcing a submission from a group of" Forward, Italy " decision against punishment relative to Russia. Italy must be a bridge of peace between the EU, USA and Russia. Yesterday it was one of the topics discussed during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin ", - said at a press conference in Rome the head of the group of the party "Forward, Italy" in the Chamber of deputies, the former Minister Renato Brunetta, reports RIA " Novosti ".
According to a prominent politician, the content of the draft decision was presented by the leader and founder of the party, former Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi. In the next few hours the appropriate document will be transferred to the office of the Chamber of deputies. Brunette noticed that supporters of Berlusconi would like to hold a parliamentary debate on the question under consideration before the meeting of the EU Council at the level of heads of States and governments, which will take place on June 25-26. At this summit it is planned to adopt an opinion on the extension of anti-Russian sanctions from the EU. First Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert fico called for the immediate lifting anti-Russian sanctions of the European Union in the case of the implementation by Russia of the Minsk agreements. On 5 may the European Parliament Committee on international relations blessed the draft decision calling for sanctions against Russia in case of failure of the Minsk agreements, and agreed to bring the document to valaisiana Assembly in June. On the same day the Minister for foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz said that the European Union States links the future of sanctions against Russia with the progress of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine. In response to this, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century said that the penalties are not Russia's decision, for this reason, any criteria for lifting them with the EU will not be discussed. For its part, the permanent Commissioner of Russia to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that Moscow was not negotiating with the European Union on the abolition of punishment, it is the decision of the countries of Europe make their own. 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.