Fico praises EU decision not to impose further sanctions against Russia

THE POSITION taken up by the Council of the European Union towards Ukraine represents a reasonable approach with respect to the potential economic sanctions against Russia, Prime Minister Robert Fico told journalists on May 28, after an informal summit of the EU leaders in Brussels.

THE POSITION taken up by the Council of the European Union towards Ukraine represents a reasonable approach with respect to the potential economic sanctions against Russia, Prime Minister Robert Fico told journalists on May 28, after an informal summit of the EU leaders in Brussels.

He went on to say that though there is still an option that the EU will pursue a third round of economic sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, there are currently no motives to go ahead with this.

“Yet another red line would have to be crossed,” Fico said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that the recent presidential elections in Ukraine cannot be viewed as such.

All potential sanctions included in the EU-approved statement are realistic, Fico stressed.

“They comply with our own national interests,” the PM told journalists, as quoted by TASR. “Any strong economic sanctions against Russia would harm the Slovak economy in a marked way.”

EU leaders welcomed the outcomes of the presidential election in Ukraine, appealing to Russia to do its utmost to use its influence to stop pro-Russian rebels from escalating the tension in eastern Ukraine. The EU also expects Moscow to cooperate with new Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko.

At the same time EU leaders pledged to continue in assisting Ukraine, saying that they look forward to “close cooperation” with Poroshenko. They also urged Ukraine to do more to fight corruption, reform the judiciary and police forces, and improve the business environment, as reported by TASR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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