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EU Council extends economic sanctions against Russia for six months

The EU summit ends in Brussels today.

The EU Council has agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for six months, it has tweeted.

EU leaders #EUCO agreed to extend economic #sanctions against #Russia for 6 months.

Watch ⬇ on why the EU sanctions Russia:

— EU Council (@EUCouncil) 29 червня 2018 р.

The EU imposed sanctions on Russia in 2014 after Russia violated Ukraine's sovereignty by illegally annexing Crimea and Sevastopol and by sending fighters and weapons into eastern Ukraine. These sanctions don't target the Russian population but aim to change Russia's policy towards Ukraine.

The EU summit also decided on further measures to fight migrant smuggling and stop their flow.

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