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EU to Extend Existing Russia Sanctions over Ukraine

(Associated Press)

The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and was planning further action, officials said Thursday.

“We have shown that the EU is ready to take further measures,” EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said.

All EU foreign ministers at Thursday’s meeting in Brussels, including the new Greek minister, agreed on the extension, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said, calling it a “strong signal toward Russia.” Click here to read more.

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