EU may extend sanctions against Russia on June 24


The decision to extend sanctions against Russia will be made at the Council on General Affairs.

The European Union may decide to extend sanctions against Russia on June 24, 2016. This was written by a journalist of Radio Svoboda (“Radio Liberty” – RRT) in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak on Twitter.

Earlier it was reported that the EU will extend sanctions against the Kremlin for another 6 months. It was noted that in order to avoid a heated debate, it was decided to postpone the discussion until the EU summit in December. In particular, disputes might arise between Hungary, Greece and Italy, who would like to review the restrictions, and more spiteful Poland and the Baltics, insisting on extending the restrictive measures against Moscow. At the same time, it was noted that the consent of the countries on the “automatic renewal” is partly due to the fact that it is expected that “this will be the last time we extend the sanctions, at least in full.”

Also, next week the EU ambassadors might discuss visa-free regime with Ukraine.