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EU Weighs More Russian Sanctions Amid Ukraine Cease-Fire

European Union governments are meeting to consider triggering tougher sanctions against Russia as neighboring Finland pressed the Kremlin to do more to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The talks in Brussels among the 28 member nations follow the EU’s abrupt decision this week to put on hold for at least a “few days” a second package of economic penalties against Russia over its encroachment in Ukraine. The delay offered more time to assess the viability of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s truce in Ukraine without risking further trade retaliation by Russia.