Some EU countries ready to soften sanctions against Russia - MEP

Source : 112 Ukraine

Within the EU, some member states suppose that sanctions upon Russian Federation should be lifted as a sign of encouragement, Lithuanian politician told
19:37, 28 October 2015

RIA Novosti

Some of the EU countries support the proposal to cancel the sanctions against Russia during the next discussion on it, the MEP and chairman of the party Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats Gabrielius Landsbergis stated, Delfi reports.

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"Some member states say that part of sanctions against Russia could be lifted as a sign of encouragement," Landsbergis told. The MEP himself disagrees with such point of view, because, according to the politician, there are no grounds to cancel the sanctions upon Russia.

Related: Merkel does not support the annulment of sanctions against Russia

Landsbergis claims that he sees no clear signs of improvement in the situation in Ukraine, except for the current truce. "Any talks on lifting sanctions are discrediting Minsk agreements," the MEP said.

He expressed hope that the decision not to water down the sanctions against Russia will be supported by a report on the EU's relations with Russia prepared by the MEP and adopted by the European Parliament.

The decision on sanctions is to be adopted in December by the European Council.

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