EU unlikely to impose fresh sanctions on Russia this week over Ukraine, presidency says

March 17, 2015 2:41 PM

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BRUSSELS – The European Union presidency says that no new sanctions will likely be imposed on Russia at this week's EU summit over the conflict in Ukraine because the peace agreement is generally being respected.

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics of Latvia, which holds the EU presidency, said Tuesday he did not expect "a discussion of new sanctions or any decisions" when EU leaders meet Thursday.

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