Juncker’s plan to visit Russia in June reopens EU sanctions debate

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker‘s plan to meet President Vladimir Putin in June in Russia on Monday reignited a debate about ties with Moscow as the bloc weighs renewing sanctions on the Kremlin. (Reuters)

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov commented recently that Russia hopes to find a trajectory for the improvement of bilateral ties between Moscow and Brussels and sees Juncker’s visit as expression of readiness for dialogue. (Sputnik News)

Major political leaders including Italian PM Matteo Renzi and German Foreign Minister have already proposed gradual lifting of Anti-Russian Sanctions. (The European Post)