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EU to hit Russia with new sanctions over ‘barbaric attack’ on Ukraine

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Reuters UK

By Sabine Siebold and Bart H. Meijer BRUSSELS (Reuters) -European Union leaders will impose new sanctions on Russia, freezing its assets, halting its banks’ access to European financial markets and targeting “Kremlin interests” over its invasion of Ukraine, senior officials said on Thursday. An emergency summit starting at 1900 GMT will also discuss offering EU candidate status to Ukraine, Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda said, a step Kyiv has long called for, though it may not win approval from all EU leaders. Russian forces rained missiles on Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kyiv…

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