EU to delay sanctions on Russia: French FM

February 9, 2015 4:59 PM

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BRUSSELS, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) on Monday decided to delay fresh sanctions on Russia by a week to wait for the outcome of Minsk talks.

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said an EU travel ban and asset freeze on 19 Russian and Ukrainian officials has been agreed by the EU foreign ministers and merely delayed to give a chance for peace negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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