Italy demands review of EU sanctions extension against Russia

Italy has delayed an EU decision to extend economic sanctions against Russia, demanding the measure is discussed further within the bloc. The surprising move came at a meeting of EU envoys in Brussels on Wednesday.

“We have asked for a discussion on the matter,” said Tiziana d’Angelo, a spokeswoman for the Italian mission to the EU, Reuters reports.

So far only Rome has spoken out, but diplomats suspect countries such as Hungary, Austria, Greece, and Cyprus may be in the same camp. (RFE/RL)