European Council president confirms new sanctions on Russia

September 12, 2014 1:04 AM

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European Council president confirms new sanctions on Russia

"The new EU sanctions on Russia will take effect on Friday, September 12, 2014," he said. "In the light of the review and if the situation on the ground so warrants, the Commission and the EEAS /EU diplomatic service/ are invited to put forward proposals to amend, suspend or repeal the set of sanctions in force, in all or in part," he added.

He said this will depend on the realisation of the peace plan in Ukraine.

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