MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, the French Senate passed by a wide majority of votes a resolution, calling on the French government in talks with the EU officials to reassess the diplomatic and political sanctions against Moscow and lift without delay the individual sanctions targeting Russian parliamentarians.
The move is aimed at overcoming obstacles for a political dialogue between Brussels and Moscow.
"Nothing has been decided at this stage," the press office said, commenting on the government's reaction to the resolution on softening sanctions adopted by the French parliament's upper chamber.
The National Assembly, France's lower house of parliament, adopted a similar resolution in April. Both of the resolutions are non-binding.
The sanctions against Russia were introduced by the European Union in 2014 following the Crimean reunification with Russia and due to Moscow's alleged interference into the Ukrainian conflict, which Russia resolutely denies.
On June 28-29, the EU leaders are due to decide on further prolongation of sanctions at a summit in Brussels.