: :inin Kyiv (EET)

EU links lifting Russia sanctions to peace in Ukraine


BRUSSELS — European Union leaders said Thursday that they won’t lift economic sanctions against Russia until the peace agreement on eastern Ukraine is fully implemented.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk met Thursday with Tusk ahead of the summit and accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to divide Europe over Ukraine.

More than 6,000 people have been killed in the year-long conflict between the Ukrainian army and Russia-backed separatists.

The EU has visa bans and asset freezes in place targeting 150 individuals, including high-ranking Russians, and 37 entities such as banks, companies and rebel groups.

[…] Thursday, an influential European Parliament committee voted in …read more

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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