The head of the European Council Donald Tusk before visiting the United States said that currently "impossible" to achieve unity among the member countries of the EU on the issue of new sanctions against Russia.
"certain policies in the European Union is ready to believe that there is a chance on the good will (from Russian President Putin and Russia). I'm more skeptical, " said Tusk. His vision required "continuous efforts" to prevent the separation of Russia from European leaders.
Tusk is troubling that so few Europeans have the opportunity today to present a possible military confrontation or war." The head of the European Council considers that this approach is "invalid" from the perspective of society, because of this Europe is ill-prepared to defend Western values, writes the new York times.
The politician said that the Ukrainian crisis is used As an educational example of how serious has the opportunity to be the situation for other countries in the region.
the head of the European Council Donald Tusk will visit on the first day of the week and Tuesday the United States, where they will discuss leadership issues of bilateral cooperation in trade and energy, as well as the situation in Ukraine and policy of the Russian Federation.
As stated before in the White house, the parties will discuss a few questions, and among them the situation in Ukraine, the issue of Russia's economic growth ". In the capital of the United States stressed that the visit Tusk " emphasizes the importance of interaction between the US and the EU.
according to Brussels, Tusk, called its priority on the post of the head of the European Council on strengthening cooperation with the United States scheduled meetings at different levels, and among them the us congressmen, most of whom are campaigning for more action the U.S. position on Ukraine, for example, to send arms and military experts. This idea until not met with support from the European leaders.
A key event in the agenda will be conversations with the President of the United States of America Barack Obama, which will be preceded by a conversation with Vice President Joe Biden. On Tuesday at the head of the European Council scheduled a visit to the Holocaust Museum.
Western countries from March 2014 has repeatedly imposed punishment because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of using such practices were the limits imposed in February 2015, when was expanded sanctions list of the EU.
The list of Russian Citizens and organizations, who are under punishment, the material of the Fins news