EU sees ceasefire progress, but ready for more sanctions: Mogherini

March 6, 2015 10:46 AM

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EU sees ceasefire progress, but ready for more sanctions: Mogherini

RIGA (Reuters) - The European Union is ready to step up sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, but the priority is to bolster a fragile ceasefire agreed in Minsk, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday.

Mogherini, attending a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Latvia, said the need now was to strengthen ceasefire monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), a European rights and security watchdog.

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