EU extends Russia sanctions for six months

 

Officials confirmed Monday that the EU foreign ministers have agreed in their recent meeting in Luxembourg to extend the Ukraine-related sanctions until the end of January 2016.

Reports said that top European diplomats endorsed the decision without any debate. Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said that the EU will discuss the sanctions regime again in January or February.

The EU Council’s press officer for foreign affairs, Susanne Kiefer, said on her twitter account that the EU’s renewal of the sanctions have come with a view to “complete implementation of Minsk agreement,” a shaky truce deal reached in February which has failed to end the hostilities in east Ukraine.

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