The European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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An EU statement confirmed on Monday that the decision had been taken by foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg without debate.
The sanctions include limits to access on some financial markets and a ban on certain technologies. They were due to expire in July.
Fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels has killed more than 6,400 people and persists despite a cease-fire agreed in February.