An article in the Wall Street Journal says:

  • The European Union could significantly scale back sanctions and resume discussions with Russia on issues … if Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to end the crisis in eastern Ukraine, according to an EU discussion paper
  • The paper suggests the EU consider gradually normalizing many aspects of its ties with Russia in what would be a significant shift in relations
  • It says the change would depend on Moscow fully implementing the peace and cease-fire deals it signed with Ukraine, standing by its gas-supply agreement with Ukraine and throwing no fresh wrenches in the way of the EU-Ukraine trade and political pact
  • The paper aims only to generate points for discussion

The article is here, but gated: EU Explores Russia Sanctions Options, Better Ties

And thanks to Al in the comments for the heads-up to the article