Putin visits Italy with one eye on EU sanctions




 
--
Boots
 
June 10th, 2015  
News Manager
 

Topic: Putin visits Italy with one eye on EU sanctions


By Denis Dyomkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin will be on the lookout for signs of dissent over European Union sanctions on Russia when he visits Italy on Wednesday, but he is likely to be disappointed. The Russian leader is due to meet Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the Expo 2015 global fair in Milan, two weeks before the EU decides whether to extend the economic sanctions imposed on Moscow after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014. Although Putin can expect a friendly reception, Italy is unlikely to break ranks, especially after G7 leaders warned at a summit attended by Renzi that they might step up the sanctions if violence in Ukraine increases.




More...
 


Similar Topics
Putin says 'foolish' sanctions will not hold back Russia
Russia's Putin says sanctions violate principles of WTO
U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea, Kim visits frontline
Putin visits site of Russia's new launch center (AP)
Togo's Protest Fizzles Out, Africans Eye Sanctions (Reuters