Russia Update: As The EU Extends Sanctions, Tsipras Speaks In Saint Petersburg

June 19, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, June 19, 2015 | AP Pool/ Ria Novosti/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev

EU member states have agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia by another six months, and announced the extension of their ban on investment or trade in occupied Crimea today. Meanwhile, the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, facing a potential debt default unless strained negotiations succeed, is in Saint Petersburg today, sharing a stage with Vladimir Putin.

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