A first raft of EU sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian individuals could soon be expanded.
Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director jailed by Russia on terrorism charges, has agreed to eat again after a 144-day fast. Sentsov opposed Russia's 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.
The German chancellor has said lifting EU sanctions on Russia is off the table until a "real ceasefire" is achieved in Ukraine. The bloc introduced the measures after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told DW why he sees Russia as a threat to European stability – and why he supports a possible US military presence in Poland.
The economic measures prevent EU citizens and companies from investing in Crimea and Sevastopol. Russia's annexation of the peninsula in 2014 prompted the sanctions.
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