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 EU defers extension of sanctions against Russia, - Radio Liberty

Ambassadors of the 28 member states have postponed making a decision on Dec. 9 on renewing the bloc's economic sanctions against Russia for its military aggression in the Donbas.

Censor.NET reports citing Radio Liberty.

Permanent representatives of the EU countries had been expected to agree on a six-month extension of the sanctions without any debate. But Italia's ambassador said the matter should be decided by EU leaders who meet next week in Brussels.

"Italy and some other southern European states have shown some reluctance to maintain the sanctions, which have packed a powerful economic punch," the article notes.

Read more: Sanctions against Russia should be kept until Minsk agreements fully implemented, - Kerry

As previously reported, Italian government suggested postponing the decision on the extension of economic sanctions against Russia for its military aggression in the Donbas.
 
 
 
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