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Russia can expect renewed Western sanctions

It is important to maintain pressure on Russia ahead of the upcoming election in eastern Ukraine, say Western leaders at a G20 meeting.

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Western sanctions against Russia will be extended by six months to July 2016, a European top diplomat tells news agency Reuters, requesting anonymity because the agreement was still confidential.

The decision to prolong sanctions was made at last week's G20 summit in Turkey.

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