June 22, 2017 / 6:10 PM / a month ago

EU confirms rollover of Russia sanctions

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BRUSSELS, June 22 (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to extend sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine by another six months, European Council President Donald Tusk said.

"Agreed. EU will extend economic sanctions against Russia," Tusk tweeted, confirming the bloc's judgement that Moscow had failed to implement the conditions of the Minsk peace agreement.

The leaders were rubber-stamping a decision that had previously been taken by EU governments. The move extends the sanctions until January 2018. (Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; Writing by Noah Barkin)

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