Source: EU leaders will discuss sanctions against Russia

Source: EU leaders will discuss sanctions against Russia


A source close to the leadership of the European Union, expressed confidence that the process of elaborating the draft decision on sanctions will begin at the meetings of the Committee of permanent representatives of EU countries at the Union and the foreign Ministers of EU member States.

BRUSSELS, 14 Oct. Maria Knyazev, Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The EU leaders will discuss the future of anti-Russian sanctions linked to the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements at the summit in December, the technical work on the preparation of the draft decision is not conducted, and will begin at the level of permanent representatives of EU countries at the Union and the Council of EU foreign Ministers, probably in November, said a source close to the leadership of the EU.

“I am sure that in December it will be an important issue on the agenda, as we approach the time of expiry of the sanctions. Now the implementation of the Minsk agreements pending, you will need to discuss whether to renew the sanctions. The debate on this issue, so I will probably serious,” the source said.

According to him, the drafting process of the decision will begin at the meetings of the Committee of permanent representatives of EU countries at the Union and the foreign Ministers of EU member States.

On the question, will this work in November, he replied: “Yes, the process at different technical levels starts earlier”. According to him while this process is not started. “No, no. As far as I know — no,” he said.