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Tusk says EU ready for more Russian sanctions if needed
February 12, 2015 / 10:06 PM / 3 years ago

Tusk says EU ready for more Russian sanctions if needed

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said EU leaders who met at a summit on Thursday were ready to take further measures against Russia such as economic sanctions if necessary to pressure Moscow to keep a peace in Ukraine.

European Council President Donald Tusk waits for the arrival of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (unseen) in Brussels January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Speaking at a Brussels news conference after the German and French leaders struck a peace accord with Russia in Minsk, Tusk said the EU summit did not discuss new sanctions. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, however, said the leaders asked officials to study possible further measures to take if needed.

Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; editing by Adrian Croft

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