Lugansk Republic hands over body of observer killed in land mine blast to OSCEWorld April 24, 9:39
How Arctic residents adapt to global warmingScience & Space April 24, 9:32
Reconstruction of two Arctic airports to cost some $4.9 millionBusiness & Economy April 24, 8:54
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to face each other in runoffWorld April 24, 8:13
Danish defense minister accuses Russians of hacking into his staff’s emailsWorld April 24, 7:50
PROFILE: Emmanuel Macron poised to become France’s youngest presidentWorld April 24, 6:44
North Korea ready to carry out nuclear test at any time — expertsWorld April 24, 5:56
Swedish think tank puts Russia in world’s top three biggest defense spendersMilitary & Defense April 24, 4:35
Ukraine reconciliation meeting in Minsk postponed over OSCE car blastWorld April 24, 3:21
BRUSSELS, December 18. /TASS/. The European Union and Russia may overcome sanctions regime, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told a news conference following the EU summit on Friday.
"We have never concealed our position, even when being criticized," Renzi said. "In order to withstand extremism we need Russia’s participation and the recent developments proved we were right."
"We can overcome the sanctions taking into account the implementation of the Minsk Accords," Renzi said. "We have no problems with the preservation of the sanctions, but their automatic prolongation without any discussions seems to be at least weird."