Chancellor of Austria, Christian Kern at the beginning of the EU summit said that currently unrealistic mitigation of anti-Russian sanctions.
"Realistically, we have to assume that currently this would be impossible," according to the news Agency.
yesterday, former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said that a new round of tension in relations with the West complicated the removal of penalties against Russia In the current year, However, there remains the possibility of easing in the coming year. Eleven Oct the Western media said that European Union States are unlikely to weaken penalties against Russia on the background of continuing operations of the Syrian military, with the assistance of the Russian HQs in Aleppo. Before that, the head of the European Council Donald Tusk said that he considered it necessary to extend existing penalties against Russia, as well as among them because of the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic. Remember, economic punishment of the EU against Russia were extended until the end of January 2017. In addition, the EU Council approved the extension of punishment to the fifteen of March 2017 relative to the blacklist of individuals and organizations of Russia and Ukraine. Now, the EU is discussing the possible introduction of new penalties against Russia over Syria. However, unity on the question under consideration in the European Union no.