Russia’s EU envoy on lifting anti-Russian sanctions: there is probability


There is a probability of the European Union lifting its anti-Russian sanctions in 2018, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said;

"I’d refrain from indulging in forecasting, the more so in guesswork. But there is such a probability in the coming year. Let us wait and see how big it is," he said in an interview with the Izvestia daily.

The Russian diplomat stressed that revision of the sanction policy would require a lot of "political will" from the European Union, TASS reported.

The European Union passed a political decision to extend the anti-Russian economic sanctions at its summit in Brussels on December 14-15. The decision came into effect on December 22.