Austria's new coalition government, led by Sebastian Kurz, is set on a policy of supporting sanctions against Russia, but does not rule out their cancellation. This is stated in a government program agreed by the Austrian People's Party and Greens party, Ukrinform reports.
"Austria supports EU sanctions against Russia within the framework of the European consensus," the government program document reads.
At the same time, members of the new cabinet of Austrian ministers do not exclude the possibility of gradual removal of restrictive measures against the Russian Federation in case of progress in the implementation of Minsk agreements.
Official Vienna considers Kyiv “an important partner of the EU in Eastern Europe and supports the economic and political rapprochement of Ukraine and Europe,” the program of the new government emphasizes.
"The measures consist of an asset freeze and travel restrictions. They currently apply to 170 persons and 44 entities. The relevant information and statement of reasons for the listing of these persons and entities have been updated as necessary.