The European Union has already achieved a lot by using anti-punishment, in increasing pressure on Moscow we must be realistic, said the European Commissioner for European neighbourhood policy and negotiations on expanding Johannes Hahn.
"we must be realistic. I think we have achieved a great deal with penalties. The situation with the observance of the cease-fire (still) fragile, and we need to work on the issue, "said Khan, when asked if he agreed with the words of the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius, which can increase pressure on the Russian Federation in order to expedite the resolution drops to Ukraine, RIA" Novosti." I would have said, there are some positive signs that the situation is improving, " said Khan. Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius before the meeting of foreign Ministers of the European Union in Brussels said that he saw no reason to remove sanctions against Russia. The main theme of the first in 2015 meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the 28 countries of the European Union, which will be held on the first day of the week in the Belgian capital, will be the relations with Russia. However, the head of the diplomacy of the European Union Federica Mogherini said that the Ministers of foreign Affairs of the countries of the European Union met in Brussels on the first day of the week will not approve regulations on sanctions concerning Russia. First the wall Street Journal reported that the European Union is ready to mitigate the punishment concerning Russia and not fully normalize relations with Moscow in case of change of its position on the situation in Ukraine. In support of the lifting of sanctions against Russia are Austria, Hungary, Italy, Cyprus, Slovakia, France and the Czech Republic.