It should be recalled that the sanctions, which have been extended to July 31, will again be considered from the point of view of further extension for another six months. Consideration should take place at the EU summit at the end of June. In the European Union they say that general sanctions are very likely to be extended to Russia, however, some personal restrictive measures can be lifted.
Earlier, both houses of the French parliament approached the French government with a proposal to lift the restrictive measures imposed on Russia. A number of deputies expressed in the spirit that sanctions could be lifted in stages.
MEP from France Rashid Dati, who previously held the post of French Minister of Justice, initiated an appeal about the lifting of personal sanctions against Mikhail Fradkov and Alexander Bortnikov. The initiative was supported by a number of deputies from France, Italy and Germany.