EU to consider sanctions if Kremlin doesn't step back: Poland

by Reuters
Monday, 3 March 2014 18:38 GMT

WARSAW, March 3 (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday agreed to consider sanctions on Russia if it does not take steps to defuse the crisis in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said.

"The EU not only asked Russia to de-escalate the situation in Crimea, but said that if Russia does not do that, the EU would consider imposing sanctions," he told Polish broadcaster Polsat News from Brussels. (Reporting by Pawel Bernat; Writing by Christian Lowe)