BRUSSELS May 9 European Union ambassadors have
agreed in principle to add approximately 15 people and five
Crimean-based companies to the bloc's list of sanctions against
Russia over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, EU
diplomats said on Friday.
The final decision on whether to impose the extra sanctions
will only be taken by EU foreign ministers on Monday, taking
account of developments over the weekend when pro-Russian
separatists plan to hold an independence referendum in eastern
Ukraine, the diplomats said.
(Reporting by Adrian Croft, Justyna Pawlak, Martin Santa;
Editing by Martin Santa)