Gennady Miller. At the conference of the European Union will not be consensus on the extension of economic sanctions against Russia, to write the Greek media in the beginning of the meeting of heads of States and governments of the 28 EU member States, which opens on Thursday in Brussels.
European Leaders will discuss the extension of the punishment against Russia over the situation in Ukraine. In July, the deadline penalties against financial, energy and military sectors of the Russian Federation.
"Unanimity to extend economic sanctions against Russia. Some member States are pushing for a solution that will provide the ability to extend economic sanctions against Russia, already at the present time, in connection with the expiration in July, "writes the Greek" printed publication editors " referring to the high position of the bureaucrat in the European structures.
However, according to the newspaper, the decision will be postponed: it is Planned that the overwhelming majority of member States is likely to propose to leave the matter to July.
"The leaders of member States of the EU are obliged to pass unanimous opinion on the extension of sentences. However, it is unlikely that the conference will be made this decision, " writes the Athens news Agency.
"it is expected to adopt a political Declaration that will connect the punishment with the Minsk agreement ", - quotes Agency anonymous bureaucrat.
"certain member States of the EU are reluctant to support tough measures, some others would like to leave punishment unchanged, to allow for the implementation of a Treaty to stop the fire in Ukraine ", - said in the report.
"the head of the European Council Donald Tusk has put pressure on European leaders to decide. Tusk, the former Prime Minister of Poland, one of the most violent critics of Russia's role in the crisis in Ukraine, its position is supported by Germany and the UK, "writes the magazine's" Proto theme ".
according to media reports, against increased penalties are Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Greece was among the received damage from the deterioration of relations between the EU and Russia States. After the introduction of the European sanctions and the embargo in response to Russia on the supply of agricultural products from EU States Greek farmers lost an important market. Losses arising from disruption of oil supplies only peaches amounted to tens of million euros. The continuation of the action penalties of new faces losses for farmers.
Western countries from March 2014 has repeatedly imposed sentences because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when was expanded US sanction List.
A list of Russian citizens and organizations that have come under penalties - in the material of the Fin news