The European Union plans to extend asset freezes and travel bans against key allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who are accused of destabilizing Ukraine, according to the Agency Bloomberg , citing its own sources.
It is also noted that the EU government currently is discussing the sanctions against 100 people. They plan to extend sanctions for another six months from mid-March 2017 despite the fact that relations between the U.S. and Russia have been warming.
Trump, who on 28 January had a telephone call with Putin, left open the possibility of easing the sanctions imposed by the USA against Russia.
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