EU economic sanctions against Russia due to expire in July will now be tied to full implementation of the Minsk ceasefire accord in Ukraine, which is not expected until the end of this year, EU president Donald Tusk said Thursday.
Tusk said European Union leaders meeting in Brussels "agreed that the duration of economic sanctions will be clearly linked to complete implementation of Minsk, bearing in mind that this is only foreseen by the end of 2015."
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