December 14, 2016 / 1:45 PM / a year ago

Germany expects consensus for Russia sanctions extension at EU summit

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany expects a consensus at an EU summit on Thursday for extending economic sanctions against Russia by six months for its intervention in Ukraine, a senior German official said.

The official, speaking at a pre-summit briefing in Berlin, said he did not expect EU leaders to introduce additional sanctions against Russia for its role in Syria.

Reporting by Noah Barkin and Andreas Rinke; Editing by Madeline Chambers

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