The European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
- Vladimir Putin extends ban on Western food imports
- German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas urges Russia to cooperate in solving Syria crisis
- Ukraine accuses Russia of sending dozens of tanks
- Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact
- EU slaps new economic sanctions on Russia
- Russia accuses US of fuelling Ukrainian crisis
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.