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    Finnish PM: Anti-Russian Sanctions May Be Reviewed at EU Meeting in October

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    According to the Finnish prime minister, the anti-Russian sanctions may be reviewed at an EU meeting in October.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The issue of anti-Russian sanctions may be examined on an EU meeting in October, Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipila said Thursday.

    "Now it is clear that sanctions are going to continue. These are linked to the Minsk agreement and there has been no progress on that. This is because of all the parties, not only Russian. But we have already agreed this discussion [on sanctions lift] in October. It is really needed," Sipila said.

    Relations between the European Union and Russia soured after Brussels imposed several rounds of economic sanctions against Moscow after Crimea reunified with Russia and for Russia's alleged role in the conflict in southeastern Ukraine.

    Russia has refuted any allegations of involvement in the conflict and advocated for settling the conflict between the Kiev forces and southeastern Ukrainian pro-independence militia peacefully.


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