Will the EU unity over Russia sanctions grow more fickle?

At the last EU summit we have seen how leaders agreed to roll over Russia sanctions but after intense discussion, Hungary, Greece opposed, Slovak PM Robert Fico called Russia a strategic partner (and now we have a government in Austria with pro-Russian FPO). Do you think it will be possible to keep sanction intact, that unity in the EU will prevail in the future, or not and why? Read few comments.
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Peacekeepers for Ukraine? What Russia wants

What’s your view on the recent Russian proposal for the UN peacekeepers for Ukraine, would this help ? Moscow has dismissed similar proposals in the past, so is it a change of heart, what the motives of Kremlin are? Read few comments.

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What is the state of US-Russia relations?

It seems that the US-Russia relations under President Donald Trump are even more interesting, complicated, unclear (whether word we use) than expected. I know it is probably hard to say, but right now what does make sense to you in the US-Russia relations? Read few comments.

US Secretary of State is just visiting Moscow. Credit: https://www.state.gov/

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NATO-Russia Council meets again, but the progress is little

Last meeting of NATO-Russia Council took place in December 2016 and today there is another one. So it seems at least the frequency of those meeting is higher. How do you read this, is something changing in NATO-Russia relations or not much, and why?  Read few comments.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int

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Russia: What kind of approach the EU should/will take?

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Dutch referendum: Future of EU and Ukraine at stake?

Ukraine–EU Association Agreement referendum will be held in the Netherland on April, 6.

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Irregular quote of the day

Lilia Shevtsova, Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution.

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