According to the RBCWith reference to The Wall Street Journal, in early June, US President Barack Obama’s visit to Europe is scheduled, during which he will call on the US allies to maintain a tough political stance towards Russia.
According to a representative of the Obama administration, Washington "does not want everyone to breathe out in Europe, stating that the presidential elections in Ukraine were normal." Earlier, Obama said that if the presidential elections in Ukraine are held without incident, then the pressure on Russia from Western countries may be weakened.
Obama’s first stop will be the G-7 summit in Brussels, where he will try to convince European leaders to decide in which case sanctions will be imposed against the sectors of the Russian economy. Previously, such a "starting point" was the possible intervention of Russia in the presidential elections in Ukraine. Since this did not happen, Obama will try to define new parameters for the imposition of sanctions.
In addition, during the visit of the US President to Europe, a visit to Warsaw is scheduled. Before that, Obama will visit a military airfield under the Polish capital to meet with Polish and American pilots. This should emphasize the expansion of aviation cooperation between the United States and Poland against the background of events in Ukraine. Earlier it was also reported that during this visit, Obama will meet with elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
6 June, the US president will take part in a gala event in Normandy in honor of the 70 anniversary of the landing of the allied forces. Russian President Vladimir Putin will be present there, but no meeting between the heads of state is planned.
Barack Obama will call on the European allies to maintain a tough stance towards Russia
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