The EU supports the lifting of sanctions against the backdrop of coronavirus


The issue of lifting sanctions was the topic of discussion during a video conference of foreign ministers representing EU countries.


Following this meeting, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and policy Security Officer Joseph Borrell supported UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who called on the G20 countries to lift sanctions from other states to ease the fight against the pandemic.

TASS quotes the words of a European diplomat:

Sanctions should not be an obstacle to the urgent delivery of the necessary medical supplies to combat coronavirus. We are working on a communiqué that will support the UN Secretary General. Let's see if EU member states approve it.


Borrel also said that the text of a communiqué is currently under preparation and approval, which will support the initiative of the UN Secretary General to lift sanctions that impede the fight against coronavirus and the delivery of humanitarian aid. However, the EU representative is not sure that the communique will be approved by the EU member states.

Recall that the United States, the EU, Britain, Ukraine and Georgia during a meeting of the UN General Assembly blocked the adoption of the Russian draft resolution calling for the lifting of unilateral sanctions.
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  1. Afinogen Online Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) April 3 2020 19: 28
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    The EU supports the lifting of sanctions against the backdrop of coronavirus

    Yes, but what does the owner say? Are they going to disobey him? He obviously will not like it, he can punish him.
    1. King3214 Offline King3214
      King3214 (Sergius) April 3 2020 21: 26
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      And he will punish these kneeling rebels-fronder.
  2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 4 2020 07: 00
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    Is the conversation not about lifting the sanctions in principle, but about temporary exemptions for the means to combat the virus? Is that all? And what kind of excitement with the next loud headline?
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 4 2020 07: 39
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    This lifting of sanctions, according to the media, is discussed every month for 5 years.
    IMHO, someone juggles.