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“EU ambassadors will discuss relations with Russia and Ukraine next week but will not consider any new sanctions against Russia,” the diplomat said.
Earlier on Friday, a European diplomatic source told ITAR-TASS the European Union may begin discussions on lifting sanctions against Russia in October, and lifting the first block of sanctions is not probable before November.
The source said the de-sanctions' process may be organized only on the step-by-step basis depending on development of the situation in Ukraine.