European Council President to NYT: “Impossible to have European unanimity needed to impose further sanctions to Russia”

Interviewed by The New York Times, European Council President Donald Tusk says that he would like to see more European engagement in Ukraine underlying also his ‘hawks’ views towards Russia. He also mentions the impossibility to have European unanimity needed to impose further sanctions to Russia.

The US liberal newspaper concluded the article saying: “Powerful lobbies in Britain, France and Germany have already made it difficult for the European Union to impose more sweeping sanctions in order to protect industries like finance, arms and energy”.  (New York Times)

The President of the European Council is actually in the States to visit the US President Barack Obama.