Britain Says EU to Prepare Possible New Sanctions on Russia for Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Britain's foreign minister said Friday that the European Union would prepare possible new sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine conflict that could be imposed quickly if the Minsk cease-fire agreement is broken.

"The European Union will remain united on the question of sanctions, sanctions must remain in place until there is full compliance [with the Minsk agreement]," Philip Hammond said at a joint conference with his Polish counterpart in Warsaw.

"We will prepare possible new sanctions, which could be imposed quickly if there is further Russian aggression of if the Minsk agreement is not complied with," Hammond said.

Hammond said Britain does not have plans to supply Kiev with weapons, but it is "not ruling anything out for the future" as the situation in east Ukraine is "dynamic."

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