Minister Mykkänen: Sanctions against Russia not likely to be increased soon

Summary:

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen does not believe the EU will soon impose sanctions against Russia because of the bombing of Aleppo. Mr Mykkänen says the situation in Aleppo is very serious and the West should show a united front in denouncing even indirect support to the kind of activity Mr Assad’s regime is engaged in with the support of Russian planes. However, new economic sanctions are still at a theoretical level. Mr Mykkänen emphasises that possible sanctions should be carefully planned so that they really are effective in relation to this crisis.

Media:  YLE Uutiset

Date: 13.10.2016

Journalist: Tero Valtanen

Main source: Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen

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