EU countries due to the deterioration of the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the West accuses Moscow meet next week to discuss possible new sanctions against Russia. It is reported by The Wall Street Journal , citing a senior diplomatic source in the EU.
The interlocutor of the edition noted that on October 17 during a meeting of foreign Ministers of the EU countries the adoption of any sanctions is not planned. But if the bombing of Aleppo continues and the situation deteriorates, the issue of sanctions at the meeting will be given “serious attention”, stressed the source.
According to the WSJ, the expansion of anti-Russian sanctions will affect officials from Russia, which will contribute to the black list of the European Union.
In the draft of the joint statement following the meeting of 17 October to condemn the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies for the attacks on the civilian population, the article says. The WSJ does not rule out that by the time of the adoption of the document the wording of the accusations against Russia will be tightened.
Earlier, the head of the European Council Donald Tusk said that he considered it necessary to extend existing sanctions against Russia. That Germany is considering the introduction of new sanctions against Russia because of the worsening situation in Syria, said the head of the Bundestag Committee on foreign Affairs, member of the party “Christian democratic Union” (CDU) Norbert röttgen.
Monday, October 10, Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov in an interview with TV channel “Russia-24″ stated that the study of anti-Russian sanctions in connection with the situation in Syria, according to Moscow, is not conducted.