Mogherini says Russia giving 'encouraging signals'

Italy's foreign minister says EU open to revising sanctions

(ANSA) - Rome, October 15 - Russia is giving encouraging signals on resolving the Ukrainian crisis and as a result, the European Union may be open to revising sanctions against Moscow, Italian Foreign Minster Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday.
    "Pressure by Moscow on separatist leaders in Ukraine, which led to the ceasefire agreed upon in Minsk on September 5, is an example of the constructive approach that is being asked of Russia," Mogherini said.
    "These types of encouraging signals have prompted Europe's opening in recent weeks to revising sanctions," Mogherini said.
    Mogherini is expected to be confirmed as EU high representative for foreign and security policy in an EU parliamentary vote later this month.


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