The United States will require a Europe more rigid measures against Russia, media reported

© AFP 2018 / John Toofly of the participating countries of the European Union and the UK in the building of the headquarters of the EU in BrusselsThe United States will require a Europe more rigid measures against Russia, media reported© AFP 2018 / John Thys

The administration of Donald trump will demand from European allies for tougher sanctions against Russia, writes the Financial Times, citing American diplomats.

From the point of view of representatives of the administration, the Europeans prevented Washington to stop Russia’s attempts «to undermine the foundations of Western democracies» at the expense of campaigns of disinformation and cyberattacks.

As the FT notes, state Department officials this week will meet with the colleagues in Brussels to outline his position, fearing that Russia will try to take advantage of the split med USA and Europe over the Iranian nuclear deal.

«We must work with our European partners to take more measures against hostile actions of Russia and to not allow it to take advantage of any gap in relations,» said one of the American diplomats.

Thus, from the point of view of a senior consultant to the Congress associated with the formation of Washington’s policy towards Moscow, in Europe, are unlikely to be impressed enough by a high level delegation.

European diplomats acknowledged that the EU is not ready to support aggressive U.S. approach toward Moscow.

«Right now I don’t see the potential,» said the source, noting also that in the EU there is no unity in this question.

Another diplomat noted that the United States expect from Europe’s «voluntary surrender». «You guys in the end will join us — he describes the American approach. — Our resources and determination to change your course.»

In addition, diplomats believe that the new Italian government, which includes including the representatives of the party «League» opposes sanctions, will make it more stringent measures at the European level is even more unlikely.

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