Slovak PM joins other EU leaders calling to lift sanctions against Russia

Slovak PM Fico said: “Personally, I think it is time to view the sanctions rationally and to say that they harm both the EU and Russia.” “They have brought absolutely nothing to (solving) the sensitive questions which they were supposed to influence. We agreed with Vladimir Putin that our common pursuit is to revive our mutual trade again,” Fico said in the comment which appeared on his Facebook page along with a photo of his meeting with Putin. (Reuters)

Despite Merkel’s decision against lifting sanctions on Moscow, other EU leaders have already opposed to the extension of the sanctions against Russia:

Belgium parliament to consider resolution on lifting EU sanctions against Russia

Despite opinions of many EU leaders, EU to extend Russia sanctions

Sarkozy: All sanctions should be lifted, but Moscow needs to reach out first

French Senate wants to lift EU sanctions against Russia

Le Monde: Brussels wants to lift anti-Russian sanctions

German FM Proposes Gradual Lifting of Anti-Russian Sanctions

Berlusconi: “No more sanctions to Russia”