EU leaders agree to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017

By REUTERS
December 15, 2016 19:04

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to extend the bloc's main economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine for six months until mid-2017, diplomats said.

The decision was expected and the formal process to extend the sanctions on Russia's defense, energy and financial sectors will take place early next week, they said.


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