Mogherini: EU not considering Russia sanctions over Syria
Oct17

Mogherini: EU not considering Russia sanctions over Syria

The EU is not considering sanctions against Russia for its role in Syria but further measures against its ally Damascus are possible, the bloc’s foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Monday. “This has not been proposed by any member state,” Mogherini said as she arrived for a meeting of EU foreign ministers dominated by the Syrian crisis when asked about steps against Moscow. “But we have sanctions on...

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Foreign Ministry says US, EU keep anti-Russian sentiment
Oct01

Foreign Ministry says US, EU keep anti-Russian sentiment

The United States and the European Union have set the goal of keeping the anti-Russian sentiment in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) alive, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after the annual OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Review Conference held in Warsaw. “The Western countries are still opposed to any meaningful and impartial discussion. They are using the Conference for suiting their own...

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Diplomat: EU understands absurdity of sanctions’ dependence on implementation of Minsk-2
Sep24

Diplomat: EU understands absurdity of sanctions’ dependence on implementation of Minsk-2

Many countries of the European Union understand the absurdity of making the anti-Russian sanctions dependent on the implementation of the Minsk agreements and want these sanctions to be dropped, a Russian high-ranking diplomat said on Friday. “Out of public view, many European Union countries sincerely admit that the sanctions are hurting their economies and that it is absurd to make the extension of the anti-Russian sanctions...

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Moscow says Russia will not bargain with EU over sanctions at UN General Assembly
Sep23

Moscow says Russia will not bargain with EU over sanctions at UN General Assembly

Russia will not bargain with the European Union over sanctions at the United Nations General Assembly, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Meshkov said on Thursday. “We have never put that question that way. It was not we who imposed those sanctions and it is not we who should lift them. There will be no bargaining,” Meshkov stressed. Source:...

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Merkel says EU is ‘in critical condition’
Sep16

Merkel says EU is ‘in critical condition’

The European Union is in a critical situation and has to show in practice its ability to change, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, announced today on arrival at the informal EU summit in Bratislava. “We are at a critical juncture. We need to show with actions that we can become better in security issues, the fight against terrorism, cooperation in the defense area, economic growth and labor market,” she said. Merkel noted...

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