Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Saturday that Russian military were building up military equipment near the Ukrainian border, Ukraine Today reports. 

The extension of sanctions on Russia’s finance, energy, and defense sectors is to be discussed on Thursday by EU leaders. Many European leaders support only the idea of easing sanctions if Russia abides by the Minsk-2 agreements, and not imposing new sanctions if it fails to, according to news agency Reuters.

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