Following the results of the first day of the summit, the leaders of the European Union proposed to the European Commission to present options for measures, including economic sanctions, in response to possible actions by Russia, according to the conclusions of the discussion.
“With regard to increasing our resilience, the European Council emphasizes the need for a firm and coordinated response from the EU and its members to any further malicious, illegal and subversive actions of Russia, fully using all the tools at the disposal of the European Union.
To this end, the European Council invites the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Policy to present options for additional restrictive measures, including economic sanctions, “ the document says.
The EU leaders also instructed to submit proposals to support Russian civil society.
“The European Union condemns the restrictions on fundamental freedoms in Russia. This underlines the need for contacts between people, as well as the EU’s continued support for Russian civil society, human rights organizations, and independent media. In this regard, the European Council calls on the European Commission and the High Representative to prepare proposals, “ the document says.