The EU is ready to discuss its actions in response to the deterioration of the situation in Aleppo next week, writes The Wall Street Journal citing European diplomats.
The two sides noted that the meeting at the level of the EU Foreign Ministers will be held on Monday, 17 October. They stress that the specific decisions on sanctions are not expected. But if the bombing of Aleppo continues and the situation continues to deteriorate, the question of sanctions at the meeting will be given a "serious consideration".
Currently, the EU Sanctions list includes more than 200 individuals and 70 companies from Russia.
Group of diplomats called on Wednesday for tougher sanctions against Russia and an increase in military aid to Ukraine. The former head of NATO and a member of the group, Anders Fogh Rasmussen proposed to extend the sanctions imposed on Russia over the situation in Ukraine not for the usual 6 months, but for a year.