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 EU Ready to Impose New Sanctions Against Russia - Draft Decision of EU Summit


The EU is prepared to inject more money into Ukraine and to impose further sanctions on Russia if need be, draft summit conclusions say.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing the EUobserver.

The provisional text - agreed by EU states ambassadors on Monday, Dec. 8 - "congratulates Ukraine on its new government and welcomes its determination to carry out political and economic reforms".

It says that following a recent EU aid payment of €500 million "the Union and its member states stand ready to further facilitate and support Ukraine's reform process".

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It notes the "situation in eastern Ukraine remains a strong concern" and urges both sides to implement the Sept. 5 ceasefire accord.

It warns "the European Council is ready to take further steps if necessary" in a reference to Russia sanctions. It also says EU countries plan to impose a ban on investments in Russia-annexed Crimea on Dec. 15, three days ahead of the EU leaders' final 2014 meeting in Brussels.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n315749
Source: По материалам "Европейская правда"