As conflict rages in eastern Ukraine, the European Union has extended current sanctions against Russia until September.
At an extraordinary meeting in Brussels EU foreign ministers agreed to discuss more names to add to the list of Russians currently subjected to European travel bans and asset freezes.
The new Greek government agreed to the extension of existing sanctions.
Nikos Kotzias is the Greek foreign Minister “We have reached unanimity about the politics between the EU and Russia. So we are in the mainstream, we are not the “bad boy” as you call it:”
Belarus claims that the latest round of talks between Ukraine, Russia and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe will take place in Minsk later today.
Leaders of the separatist forces have also been invited.
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “The Ukraine war needs to be stopped.”
More than 4,500 people have been killed in the conflict and 1.3 million people displaced.