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




 
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EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps
 
January 30th, 2015  
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Topic: EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps


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