EU Leaders Come to Russia in a Sign Sanctions Could Be Eased

June 16, 2016 6:06 AM

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After a two-year break which felt like a boycott European leaders and chief executives of top multinational companies are coming to Russia to speak at the country's top economic gathering.

Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine landed President Vladimir Putin in what appeared to be international isolation with economic sanctions slapped against the economy and Russia kicked out of the G8 group of nations.

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