EU wants to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months, - source

Source : 112 Ukraine

The issue of sanctions is now on the stage of non-public discussion
16:09, 5 February 2017

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The European Union plans to extend sanctions against a number of Russian citizens for another six months. It is reported by Bloomberg, citing sources.

At the moment, the issue is on the stage of non-public discussion. According to the agency. sources said that EU can extend sanctions in mid-March.

In September, the European Union formally extended sanctions against 146 individuals and 37 legal entities in Russia and Ukraine to March 2017.

Earlier, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini said that the European Union will maintain a unified position on the issue of anti-Russian sanctions.

Earlier US President Donald Trump promised Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko United States won’t lift sanctions on Russia until it pulls out of Ukraine. The sanctions won’t be lifted until Russian stops hostilities against Ukraine.

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