EU DRAFT WOULD EXTEND RUSSIA SANCTIONS OVER UKRAINE ESCALATION

28.01.15


Reuters Exclusive: EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation

BY FRANCESCO GUARASCIO

BRUSSELS Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:04am EST

The EU has prepared a draft statement for the foreign ministers of its 28 members to agree to extend sanctions against Russia by six months, add new people to the sanctions list and prepare new measures.

 

Foreign ministers have called an extraordinary meeting for Thursday after a new advance by pro-Russian rebels. Kiev says 30 civilians were killed in shelling of the Ukrainian government-held port of Mariupol by pro-Russian rebels on Saturday, shattering a five-month ceasefire...

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