RUSSIA SANCTIONS: START BUT STOP
The European Union slapped new economic sanctions on Russia on Friday, but said they could be suspended if Moscow withdraws its troops from Ukraine and observes a ceasefire.
Some provisions will make it harder for Russian state-owned firms to raise finance in the EU. Diplomats expect them to hit, among others, the oil company Rosneft and units of Gazprom, though not the gas firm itself, a main supplier to the EU.
A further 24 people were added to a list of those barred from entry to the bloc and whose assets in the EU are frozen.
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