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    EU Leaders Agree 6-Month Extension of Anti-Russian Sanctions

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    EU leaders briefly discussed at a summit on Thursday the possibility of extending economic sanctions against Russia for a year, but agreed to prolong them for a period of six months, a EU source said.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — According to the source, the decision will be formally adopted in the next few days.

    "There was a brief discussion of the length of the extension — either for six or 12 months. But, of course, as before, the consensus was reached to prolong them for six months," the source told reporters in Brussels.

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