December 10, 2015

EU diplomats confused: Italy refuses to extend sanctions against Russia



Italy is demanding a discussion on the extension of economic sanctions against Russia, and says they should not be simply rubber-stamped.

Although Italy insisted it does not object to the sanctions, critics have seen the development as a crack in the unity of the EU. US keeps putting pressure on EU to extend sanctions upon Russia.

RT

Related,
Italy wants debate before Russia sanctions extended - ANSA
EU Russia Sanctions Extended? Italy Blocks European Union's Proposal To Renew Legislation Amid Disagreements - IBT

Italy seeks further EU discussion on extending sanctions against Russia - Reuters
Italy says no agreement made at G20 to extend Russia sanctions - Reuters

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