Russia warns it will react if new EU sanctions imposed

A Pro-Russian fighter guards a checkpoint on a road leading to Donetsk airport on September 2, 2014Russia warned Saturday that it would react if the European Union imposed fresh economic sanctions against it over the situation in Ukraine. “As for the new list of sanctions from the European Union, if they are passed, there will undoubtedly be a reaction from our side,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. Moscow criticised the European Union for drawing up the tougher sanctions despite a truce agreed in Minsk that was appearing to hold in eastern Ukraine on Saturday.

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