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European Union leaders are likely to find consensus and extend sanctions against Russia at a meeting in Brussels today, according to an adviser to Lithuania’s president.

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Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
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The top adviser on foreign policy to Lithuania’s president, Nerijus Aleksiejūnas told News Radio that: "We expect positive decisions that the sanctions will be extended for another 6 months.”

"It is clear that considerable progress in implementing the Minsk agreements has not been made and we are all agreed on this position," said Aleksiejūnas.

In mid-June the EU also extended for another year of economic and travel sanctions against the Crimea.

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