Koch commented on Putin’s visit to Austria
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The statement of the Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz on the support of the Vienna sanctions against Russia repeats the position of Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. This opinion was expressed by former Deputy Prime Minister Alfred Koch on his page in Facebook, commenting on the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Austria.
“Not caved in to the Austrians. Said that for Putin will not destroy the unified position of the EU in relation to sanctions. Chancellor Kurtz reiterated to Putin that he had heard a hundred times from Merkel: there is progress in the Donbass will be the gradual lifting of sanctions. There is no progress the sanctions will remain in full”, – he said.
Koh added that the Russian President tries unsuccessfully to find a weakness in the position of Western politicians.
“Amazing, of course, Putin is a man: he’s a hundred times already said it, but he does not believe that this is a firm position. Everyone goes looking for a loophole, a hole. Type: as in the years of stagnation – so to put someone in the leg, so missed the restaurant? In one word – nothing Congress”, – he concluded.
Короче, не прогнулись австрияки. Сказали, что ради Путина не разрушат единую позицию ЕС в отношении санкций.Канцлер…
Against Russia imposed economic sanctions by the United States, the European Union and some other countries in the spring of 2014, after Russia annexed the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea and military aggression in Eastern Ukraine. The sanctions packages several times expanded and tightened.
5 Jun Kurtz after talks with Putin, said that the presidency from 1 July in the European Union Vienna will support the position of Brussels on the issue of anti-Russian sanctions.
Putin, in turn, noted that informed Kurtz about “how Russia sees further opportunities to resolve the situation in Donbass”.
Reuters notes that the Austrian visit of Putin whose position on Ukraine and Syria, often at odds with Western countries, it is a “rare and symbolic trip to the West.” The last official visit to Western Europe he made last year in July he visited Finland.