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EU envoys to approve sanctions against Russia on Tuesday: Italy's minister

European Union ambassadors began meeting on Tuesday to discuss sanctions.



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By Reuters

Published: Tue 22 Feb 2022, 1:42 PM

The European Union foreign ministers will give a political green light to sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio said.

"What happened yesterday with the recognition by Russia of two self-proclaimed republics of the Donbass is unacceptable, and Italy is convinced to proceed with sanctions," Di Maio said in a video message.

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