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EU prepares sanctions to deter Russia from new Ukraine incursion

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The European Union is preparing coordinated economic sanctions with Britain and the United States to prevent a crisis at the Russian-Ukraine border, the bloc’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said on Monday. “We are now in deterrence mode, in dissuasion mode, to try to avoid a crisis, to try to avoid any kind of military action from happening because once it starts it’s going to be difficult to stop,” he said. EU foreign affairs ministers met in Brussels in the wake of skyrocketing tensions after weeks of Russia’s growing military presence on Ukraine’s border. According to NATO, Russia ha…

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