Media: U.S. alarmed by Putin's visit to Italy at the beginning of the EU Council
Sergey Startsev. The U.S. administration is concerned about the recent visit of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to Italy at the beginning of the decision on the extension of sanctions imposed against Russia from the EU, has informed on Thursday, the Italian news Agency.
"Barack Obama with considerable concern the actions of the Russian President and his attempts to relieve pressure on his country even from European countries. And among them, and at the beginning of the Council of heads of States and governments of the EU, which was planned for the end of June. On this Board, if not loud surprises, the punishment is relatively capital of Russia must be extended. For this reason, in the White house with great attention followed Mr Putin's visit to Italy", emphasizes the Agency.
in the medium during the working visit to Italy Putin participated in the opening ceremony of the national day of Russia at EXPO 2015 Milan, where he spent the dialogues with the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi. At a press conference on the results of these talks, the head of the Russian Federation said that the anti-punishment hinder the development of relations between our two countries and said that the Italian organization received less billion euros due to the use of punishment in the sphere of military-technical cooperation.
in response to the request to comment on the results of the talks between Putin and Renzi sources in the administration said Ansa that a return to normal relations with Russia, and among them to normal economic relations is impossible as long as long as the Minsk agreement will not be made in full.
in this regard, sources in the White house reminded the Agency of the obligations of " the G7 leaders, including Prime Minister Renzi took on their own shoulders at the recent summit in ELMAU. The story is about the current punishment is relatively Russia until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements and willingness to enter serious fresh penalties against Russia if it needs to. Such a need can be called " a new aggression in the East of Ukraine ", commented the Italian sources of the Agency.