20 Mar 2018 20:58

No proposals on anti-Russian sanctions over Skripal case so far but the issue may be raised at EU Council summit on March 22 - European source

BRUSSELS. March 20 (Interfax) - Nobody in the European Union is talking of any new anti-Russian sanctions over the Skripal case so far, but this issue may be raised at the summit of the EU Council on March 22, a high-ranking European official told reporters in Brussels on condition of anonymity on Tuesday.

There is much speculation about the Salisbury poisoning but "nobody is talking about any sanctions [over the attack] so far", the official said.

However, the official did not rule out that European leaders can touch on this subject during their discussions.

In response to a follow-up question, the official said that no such proposals came from any colleagues in London.

The official said earlier that the incident in which former Russian GRU military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned will be discussed in the EU Council at a working dinner on the opening day of its summit on March 22.