The European Union may extend the sanctions against the Russian Federation in December. This was announced by the chairman of the European Council Donald Tusk on Twitter.
Europe is united in our support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is why I am sure that the EU will roll over the sanctions against Russia in December.— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) November 30, 2018
He noted that Europe is united in supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
“Europe is united in our support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. That’s why I’m sure the EU will roll over the sanctions against Russia in December,” Tusk wrote.
Earlier, US State Department spokesman Heather Neuert urged Europe to do more to support Ukraine and fully impose sanctions against Russia. The State Department also said that they condemned the Russian attack on Ukrainian sailors in the Sea of Azov. Donald Trump had intended to meet with Putin in Argentina at the G20 summit, but decided to cancel the meeting due to the Russian aggression in the Sea of Azov, as a result of which Russia captured 3 Ukrainian ships and arrested 24 Ukrainian sailors.
The United Kingdom will insist on the imposing of extra package of sanctions against the Russian Federation due to its aggression against Ukrainian ships in Kerch Strait. British Prime Minister Theresa May made such statement at G20 summit in Buenos Aires as Reuters reported.
“We have always been at the forefront in the EU of calling for sanctions on Russia in relation to its behavior…We will continue to push for what we consider to be appropriate sanctions on Russia,” she added.