No deal on new EU sanctions on Russia expected at leaders’ summit

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government hopes that talks on a new round of EU sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine will soon be completed, but that will not be a topic at the next EU summit. leaders, a German official said on Wednesday.

A decision on Ukraine’s EU candidate status will also not be made, the official said.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke, editing by Miranda Murray)