Ten countries opposed the organization of the EU-Russia summit

The initiative to organize a summit of EU-Russia was rejected. The leaders of 10 European Union countries opposed the summit.

Earlier Angela Merkel suggested inviting Russia to the meeting in Brussels. The initiative of the German Chancellor was supported by President of France Emmanuel Macron. Also, the idea of the EU-Russia summit was welcomed by the Austrian chancellor. But, according to Merkel, the EU leaders lacked the courage to have a dialogue with Russia.