Lack of EU consensus would make it difficult to sanction Russia over poisoning of ex-spy
The British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has said he is encouraged by the response from friends willing to rally to the UK cause over the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal. But EU officials warned privately that the bloc’s existing consensus on further sanctions against Russia has already been cracking, and it may be impossible to forge collective agreement on new measures.
One official said the best that may happen is that the EU resolves to stick to its existing sanctions position rather than see it diluted.
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