Austrian Foreign Minister calls for a gradual lifting of sanctions on Russia

The Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz, speaking on June 19th, stated that he believes that the European Union should change its sanctions policy against Russia, Deutsche Welle reports.

“I think that we should gradually arrive at a stage where every move toward fulfilling the Minsk Agreements is met with the progressive removal of sanctions,” Kurz said.

According to him, it would be a "clear demonstration of a step towards" Moscow, the politician believes.

"I hope, it will be perceived accordingly," Kurz added.

As is known, the European Union is expected to decide on the extension of economic sanctions against Russia next week.

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