Earlier in October, different European politicians, including Germany’s special coordinator for Russia policy Gernot Erler brought the idea of introducing restrictions against Russia over the worsening humanitarian situation in Syria’s Aleppo.




“This has not been proposed by any member state… In none of our meetings was this issue raised by any of the member states,” Mogherini told reporters ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council.


She said “there are discussions for sure” pertaining to existing measures against the Syrian government, adding “that could be possible.”


“The European Union doesn’t only have sanctions in its toolbox… We have the instruments for pressure, we also have leverages for good. And so a good mix of the two is always wise and useful, so today we will focus on all tracks,” Mogherini stressed.