Minister of foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz said upon arrival at the Council of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the EU in Brussels that "very skeptical" refers to the introduction of new economic sanctions concerning Russia And is Targeted for punishment for the people responsible for what is happening in the East of Ukraine.
He also raised the issue of humanitarian aid European refugees from the East of Ukraine And about the reforms that Ukraine could take the movement to the world.
" I'm very skeptical about new economic sanctions. I think that Targeted action against specific people who are responsible for what is happening in the East of Ukraine, would be better. And I also hope we will be able to talk about what can Ukraine do - what reforms, for example, administrative reform - which could lead to positive results, " said Kurz. His words were broadcast to the press service of European Commission.
Kurz noted that of particular concern he calls the humanitarian situation in the East of Ukraine." Not only killed civilians, but in parallel, about one million people became refugees. It is important that the European Union in humanitarian attitude also made a significant contribution, " said the Minister.
Answering questions of reporters about it, will determine whether Austria's veto, if the question will arise of new economic sanctions, He said that he expects the discussion, and Not risk a veto.
" the story is about obgovarivaya, and Not the threat of veto. In the discussion we will say that must be done for all that it was possible to perform the Minsk agreement to peace in Eastern Ukraine became realistic. We need to ask ourselves is what will bring us closer to the world And will contribute to the non-coercive settlement. And economic punishment at the moment were just Not conducive step. Targeted punishment against the people responsible would have been much better, " said Minister of foreign Affairs of Austria.
Western countries since March has repeatedly imposed punishment on a number of Russian politicians, businessmen And organizations because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices began in December limits, when the head of the U.S. announced an economic blockade of the Crimea, and in the sanctions List included a number of famous figures from the Crimea And Eastern Ukraine.
The list of Russian Citizens And organizations, first fell under the sentence, the material of the Fins news