European Council President Donald Tusk says he thinks the European Union will extend sanctions
against Russia, but that it will be harder to preserve the West's unity on Moscow when Donald Trump
is US president.
Tusk spoke to Polish private television station TVN24 today to mark his two years in the EU
He says France, Germany
and the United States have supported him in maintaining a cohesive response to Russia's military assertiveness and that he expects another extension of economic and political sanctions
on Moscow to be approved in January.
However, Tusk says it may be harder to preserve the unity after Trump takes office January 20.
He says Trump expressed more concern about Britain's exit from the EU
than about Russia
when they spoke recently.