Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Barack Obama and Donald Tusk discussed potential coordinated action against Russia

Leaders of the United States and the European Union (EU) discussed potential coordinated action against Russia over its "destabilizing actions" in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, the White House said Monday.

In a telephone conversation, US President Barack Obama and European Council President Donald Tusk agreed that "sanctions against Russia cannot be eased until Russia meets its commitments under the Minsk agreements," the White House said in a statement.

The leaders reiterated the joint US and EU condemnation of Russia's "occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea," said the statement.

Calling Tusk to congratulate him on his first day as president of the European Council, Obama underscored the importance of the continued US-EU cooperation and the need for policy action to strengthen European economic growth.

The two leaders expressed their determination to "achieve an ambitious and comprehensive" trade agreement known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, according to the statement.

Obama and Tusk also discussed combined efforts to support governments in Western Africa in arresting the spread of Ebola, provide treatment to those infected, and cooperate on global health security, the statement added.

Xinhua -  china.org.cn


  1. Obama und Tusk schließen weitere Sanktionen gegen Russland nicht aus...

    US-Präsident Barack Obama und der Vorsitzende des Europäischen Rates, Donald Tusk, haben in einem Telefongespräch erklärt, dass die Sanktionen gegen Russland bis zur Erfüllung der Minsker Abkommen über die Feuereinstellung in der Ukraine nicht aufgehoben werden, und die Verhängung neuer Sanktionen nicht ausgeschlossen, wie das Weiße Haus am Dienstag mitteilte.

    „Sie sind sich darin einig, dass die Sanktionen gegen Russland nicht gemildert werden können, bis es seine Verpflichtungen aus den Minsker Abkommen erfüllen wird, und bestätigten ihre Verurteilung der Okkupation und der Annexion der Krim durch Russland“, heißt es in der Mitteilung des Weißen Hauses.............http://de.ria.ru/politics/20141202/270123882.html

  2. US Secretary of State John Kerry will talk to European allies this week about imposing further sanctions on Russia, reports Reuters....

    The United States and the European Union have both imposed sanctions on Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors over Moscow's annexation of Crimea and its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

    "There are continuing conversations with the EU about continuing to expand sanctions," said a senior US State Department official accompanying Kerry to a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Tuesday.

    "We will be having those conversations about where we go next, particularly in response to the continued supply of heavy weapons coming across the [Russian] border," said an official.

    The EU is not so eager to impose further sanctions against Russia, as they fear that the sanctions could hurt their own economies. Russia is Europe's leading energy supplier and EU diplomats say that more sanctions should not be imposed unless the current situation in Ukraine deteriorates further..................http://sputniknews.com/politics/20141202/1015416045.html


Only News

Featured Post

US Democratic congresswoman : There is no difference between 'moderate' rebels and al-Qaeda or the ISIS

United States Congresswoman and Democratic Party member Tulsi Gabbard on Wednesday revealed that she held a meeting with Syrian Presiden...

Blog Widget by LinkWithin