Germany expects EU sanctions against Russia to be extended

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany expects European Union leaders this week to pave the way for an extension of EU sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, a senior government official said on Thursday.

The virtual EU summit on Friday is likely to seal the political agreement for such a step which would then be implemented by EU foreign ministers later this month, the official added.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Thomas Seythal

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