European Union governments have reached preliminary agreement to extend sanctions against Russia for six months for its role in the Ukraine crisis, triggering Kremlin warnings that Moscow will retaliate.
The decision, reached by EU envoys Wednesday in Brussels, is expected to be formally adopted at a meeting of the bloc’s 28 foreign ministers in Luxembourg next week.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said Moscow will formally respond to the extension once it is formalized. He said the response will be based “on the principle of reciprocity.” Analysts expect it to include a further ban on European food imports.
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Source: Voice of America