BERLIN (Sputnik) — Another round of sanctions affecting Russian aircraft manufacturing and military industrial complex may be discussed at the upcoming European Council meeting on Thursday, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper reported.
The US President Barack Obama allegedly promised Merkel to support harsh response to Russia.
The ongoing conflict in Syria has lasted for about five years. Since its beginning it has claimed the lives of thousands of people and displaced millions more. The international community has undertaken steps to end the Syrian conflict and to solve the humanitarian crisis in the country.
Russia began its counterterrorist air campaign in Syria on September 30, 2015, at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.