EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps

Posted on the January 30th, 2015 under General News by admin

A man walks past a shop which was recently damaged by shelling, at a local market in DonetskBy Robin Emmott and Pavel Polityuk BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers extended existing sanctions against Russia on Thursday, holding off on tighter economic measures for now but winning the support of the new left-leaning government of Greece, whose position had been in doubt. They also agreed to list the names of additional people who could be targeted with sanctions when they meet again on Feb. 9. The bloc's foreign policy chief said a decision on such measures would be left to EU leaders meeting next month. On Saturday, suspected rebel forces shelled the major port city of Mariupol, killing 30 people.



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