The decision to extend sanctions was made given the failure to reach full implementation of the Minsk agreements
European Union countries have officially extended economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, the European Council said Monday.
European leaders agreed to extend sanctions during the June 19 summit, having discussed the status of the Minsk Agreements designed to put an end to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
“Given that full implementation of the agreements has not yet been achieved, EU leaders took the political decision to roll-over the economic sanctions against Russia,” the Council said in a statement.
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