Syria Attacks May Complicate EU Decision on Russia Sanctions

  • EU nations seen diverging on lifting Ukraine-linked penalties
  • Putin's offensive may toughen bloc's resolve, EU diplomat says

In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site, on Oct. 7, 2015, a Russian navy ship launches a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea.

Photograph: Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP

Vladimir Putin’s air strikes in Syria may divide European Union governments over sanctions against Russia, an EU diplomat said, making it harder to prolong the penalties when they come up for review in the coming three months.

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