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US envoy: Continue sanctions until Russia exits east Ukraine

AP  |  Moscow 

The United States' for the conflict in eastern says the West must remain firm with sanctions against because is not withdrawing its forces from the separatist region.

spoke to reporters on Thursday from Brussels, where he is meeting EU officials about keeping the sanctions in place.

Volker was appointed under to push for resolution of the conflict.

More than 10,000 people have been killed since 2014 in fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists.

Sanctions imposed by and the EU include asset freezes and travel bans.

"It's very important that we continue to keep sanctions in place given that has not withdrawn its forces from or made any steps really toward resolving the conflict there," he said.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 19:00 IST