BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will decide on Thursday to prolong until the end of January 2020 economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine and call on Moscow to help bring to justice those guilty of shooting down a passenger plane there in 2014.
The EU slapped sanctions on Russia after Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and went on to support rebels fighting Kiev troops in the east of the country. That conflict, which killed 13,000 people, is still simmering.
Downing - July - Passenger - Plane - Point
The downing there in July 2014 of a Malaysian passenger plane marked another turning point for the EU’s response to the crisis. All 298 people aboard, many of them Dutch, perished.
A Dutch-led international team tasked with assigning criminal responsibility on Wednesday said three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for bringing down the MH17 flight.
EU - Leaders - Meeting - Brussels - Thursday
EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday will express “full support for all efforts to establish truth, justice and accountability for the...
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