The FT learned of the new position of the supporters of the easing of sanctions against Russia


The European Union intends to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months despite signs of a softening of attitudes in some countries of the bloc, wrote in Thursday’s Financial Times, citing sources in Brussels.

Diplomats feared that the issue of extending sanctions against Russia could cause in the next two weeks, a fierce debate between such countries as Hungary, Greece or Italy who would like a review of the constraints, and a more militant Poland and the Baltic States, insisting on the extension of restrictive measures against Moscow.

However, the FT sources in Brussels say that the most “peaceful” EU countries decided to defer consideration of their claims on the revision of the sanctions before the summit in December of this year.

The decision to extend European sanctions against Russia could be taken in the next two weeks.