EU links sanctions on Russia to Minsk ceasefire deal

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“The duration of economic sanctions will be clearly linked to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements,” said EU Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday after EU leaders met for the March EU Council Summit.

EU Heads of State also set out the first steps to create a pan-European Energy Union.

“The energy union is a necessity. We have more than one billion energy products imported per day so you can see that we need to put in them to total dependence of energy suppliers third countries,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.

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