Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel said that the EU had made a decision not to support the extending of sanctions against Russia

Summary

During a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Belgian counterpart, Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel said that the EU had made a decision not to support the extending of sanctions against Russia.

Disproof

Economic sanctions against Russia were last extended on 21 December 2017, until 31 July". http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/12/21/russia-eu-prolongs-economic-sanctions-by-six-months/ This is the last official EU decision relating to EU economic sanctions against the Russian Federation.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 96
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/01/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Belgium
  • Keywords: Sanctions
  • Outlet: Sputnik
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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