European Union discusses draft resolution on sanctions against Russia

European Union discusses draft resolution on sanctions against Russia
# 29 August 2008 10:21 (UTC +04:00)
Brussels – APA. European Union is preparing draft resolution covering the European countries’ opinion of Russia’s actions against Georgia and the recognition of the separatist regions by the Kremlin. APA reports that European diplomats try to choose between relatively loyal draft resolution offered by Italy and severe draft of Poland. If the first variant is approved, Europe will again demand Russia to withdraw its troops from Georgia. European Union will also demand the Kremlin to guarantee that the policy pursued against Georgia will not be applied to other countries.

The second draft resolution envisages applying economic sanctions against Russia. Considering the Russian market a risky one, European Union may call on business organizations to reduce investments in the country. European countries also plan to impose embargo on the import of steel, aluminum and mineral fertilizers from Russia.

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said European Union might impose sanctions against Russia. Russia said they were not anxious about such actions. Russia’s permanent representative to European Union Vladimir Chizhov considers that the sanctions will cause more damage to the European Union than Russia.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED