EU envoys agree to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016: Sources

AFP , Wednesday 17 Jun 2015

The European flag (top L) flies amongst EU member countries' national flags in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg October 12, 2012. (Photo:Reuters)

EU member states agreed Wednesday to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016, European sources said.

Ambassadors from the 28 EU member states reached a "consensus" on the legal text extending the sanctions from July which is expected to be submitted for formal approval by EU foreign ministers on Monday, the sources said.

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