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EU links lifting Russia sanctions to peace in Ukraine

4 years 11 months 1 week ago Thursday, March 19 2015 Mar 19, 2015 March 19, 2015 4:53 PM March 19, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Lorne Cook

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders said Thursday that they would maintain economic sanctions against Russia until the peace agreement on eastern Ukraine is fully implemented.

EU President Donald Tusk said the decision showed the common resolve of the 28 EU nations in the face of Russian involvement in the conflict.

It also underscored the support of the EU for Ukraine, which had urged the member nations to maintain the pressure that the sanctions bring on Russia.

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