EU sanctions against Russia could be lifted, - Jagland

16:47, 27 November 2017

The Council of Europe considers the opportunity to lift the EU sanctions off Russia, imposed on this country for its aggression against Ukraine. Thorbjorne Jagland said that in his interview for Financial Times.

‘Nobody wants to give a signal that we accept the annexation of Crimea. It is not about undermining this position of principle. But . . . we have to keep in perspective: what is our mandate. Our mandate is to protect human rights in Russia and Crimea, or wherever people live on the continent,’ he said.

Norway’s ex-prime minister admits Russia might leave the OSCE, which would affect human rights protection in the global dimension.