Austria expects the European Union to agree to a sixth package of sanctions against Russia in the coming days, Foreign Minister Alexander Salenberg said on Monday.
“I am confident that we will be able to find the sixth package of sanctions in the coming days,” Salenberg told reporters as he arrived for a meeting with his EU counterparts in Brussels.
“It is clear that there are still issues to be discussed, but I believe that we should aim to have these discussions where they belong, in the Council, so that the image of disagreement is not made public. Russia is watching us,” he said.
Luxembourg: “We need more time to agree”
The European Union will impose a sixth package of sanctions on Russia, but the bloc will need more time to reach an agreement, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on Monday.
“There is no excuse for not completing the package,” Asselborn told reporters as he met with his European counterparts in Brussels.