The foreign Minister of the member countries of the European Union has not hide the emerging Between the EU split in extension of the anti-punishment, informs journal The financial times.
"Hawks" in the matter of punishments, such as the UK and the Baltic States, want to extend anti-Russian actions in the energy, financial and military-industrial sectors, reports RIA " Novosti ". Such actions, as they believe, would allow the EU to put pressure on the Russian Federation in case of default of the terms of the Minsk agreements, and the Ukraine to regain oversight over their borders by the end of 2015, highlights magazine. However, France, Italy and Spain, despite the circumstances with Debaltsevo, which could push the EU to toughen penalties in recent weeks was given to understand that they are not prepared to risk the small successes of the Minsk agreement and to provoke Moscow, reported in the publication." Second choice for European leaders on Thursday is the announcement that the punishment will not be charged until then, as long as the Minsk agreement will not be fully implemented, including a clearly defined border Between Ukraine and Russia under the control of the Kiev authorities. Even to coordinate with the language extremely hard, the staff of the foreign Ministry (involved in discussion - approx. OPINION), " writes the FT. Meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the European Union on the first day of the week, on the day of the year before the Crimean referendum showed the split Between EU countries, which can be expressed at the conference of heads of EU on March 19-20. European officials fear that the current impasse on the issue of punishment is not solved and in June, when the question arises about their continuation, the journal emphasizes. Support tougher penalties and head of the European Council Donald Tusk, and the government of America. However, despite all their efforts, the tightening of anti-Russian actions in the near future is unlikely to happen. The overwhelming majority of EU countries want the decision was left up to June, writes the FT Recalling European high position policy. Earlier on Tuesday, the Minister of foreign Affairs of the presidency of the EU Council of Latvia Edgars rink?vi?s said head of the EU member States will not discuss the issue of increasing the penalties against Russia at a conference in Brussels on 19-20 March. Remember, March 16, Tusk said that the penalties are relatively capital of Russia must continue to act in support of the execution of convicts in Minsk agreements and relations between the U.S. and the EU. In response to this, foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said the call by the head of the European Council Donald Tusk save penalties against Russia, calling a similar approach obstacle to the unification of the European Union. However, Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that a critical attitude to sanctions against Russia from a number of members of the European Union increases. According to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the issue of sanctions with respect to Russia will be finally solved Earlier than June, in March, will be a political discussion. Before the first day of the week, the Deputy head of the Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said that the number of States of the European Union keep their "zealous" partners from imposing new sanctions on the Russian capital. It was later announced that Austria and the Czech Republic and Slovakia were against early renewal of sanctions on Russia. On the last working day of the week, a source in the diplomatic mission of one of the leading EU member States in Brussels said that the question of extending the sectoral punishment of the European Union to the Russian capital has the possibility to be solved only in the course of the next EU summit in June. Before that, on Wednesday, 1st Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans in the European Parliament said that the limits on capital of Russia must be part of the strategy of the European Union.