Three factions of the European Parliament urged Tusk to raise the issue of strengthening sanctions against Russia

Три фракции Европарламента призвали Туска поднять вопрос об усилении санкций против РФ

Leaders of the three factions of the European Parliament in a joint letter to European Council President Donald Tusk urged to raise the issue of tougher sanctions against Russia. This was stated by the representative of the faction “Alliance of liberals and Democrats for Europe” guy Verhofstadt, the official website of the Association.

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According to him, appeal to the Tusk, but his faction was also signed by the head of the European people’s party Manfred Weber, the head of the faction “Greens/European free Alliance” Rebecca harms.

“The EU needs a specific system of levers to stop Russian war crimes in Syria. The tightening of the sanctions regime against Putin and his entourage is the most effective way of achieving this goal in the short term,” the letter reads.

As noted Verhofstadt, the EU Council on foreign Affairs has approved targeted sanctions against some Syrian officials.

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“Now the European Council to propose real measures to put pressure on the Russian leadership to abide by the rules of international law”, – reads the statement of the members of the European Parliament.

As reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko enacted NSDC decision on personal spectacle against Russia.

According to the document, the decision of the Council of 16 September provides for the extension and use of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions), submitted by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the security Service of Ukraine and the National Bank of Ukraine.

Later, President Barack Obama stated that entered against Russia sanctions will be maintained until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.