Friday, June 29, 2018

EU Leaders Agree To Extend Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine For Six More Months

European Union leaders at their summit in Brussels

DW: EU leaders extend Russian sanctions over Ukraine for six more months

EU leaders agreed to extend sanctions against Russia for six months over the Ukraine conflict. But there are concerns that the Trump-Putin summit in July may disrupt a common stance.

After meeting in Brussels on Friday, the European Council (EC) announced: "EU leaders agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for six months."

The decision will be formally confirmed in the coming days, an EU official said.

The EU first imposed sanctions in July 2014 after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing 298 people. The EU has blamed pro-Russian rebels for the attack.

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Update #1: EU leaders agree to extend economic sanctions on Russia (CNBC/Reuters)
Update #2: EU Leaders Agree To Extend Sanctions On Russia (RFE)

WNU Editor: In the meantime the war in Ukraine continues .... Four Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting flares in separatist conflict (Reuters).

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