Ambassadors of European Union countries have not yet reached a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia, Brussels diplomats have said.
The EU figures said that while Germany was pushing to have the sanctions implemented, several other EU countries wanted to hold off because the ceasefire in Ukraine was holding.
Countries with close ties to Russia, including Italy, Austria and Finland were said to be reluctant to implement the new sanctions.
They added, however, that the general idea was still for the sanctions to be implemented through publication in the Official Journal of the European Union on Friday.
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