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EU Unlikely to Extend Russia Sanctions Next Week

European Union leaders are unlikely to reach agreement at next week’s summit to prolong economic sanctions on Russia that expire in July, a senior EU official said Friday. New sanctions on Russia also are off the table because EU governments want to give a chance to a fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. But some of the EU's 28 member states had pushed for an early decision on extending sanctions on Russia's financial, energy and defense sectors. The sanctions were adopted...

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