Spain opposes sanctions against Russia
retaliatory measures against Russia over its policy on the Georgian breakaway
regions, Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said Friday, dpa reported. It was not the time for sanctions,
but for dialogue, Moratinos said.
Spain expected Monday's European Union summit to adopt no sanctions, but to send Russia a message of firmness and unity, making it clear that Russias relations with Europe come under close scrutiny, according to diplomatic sources.