BRUSSELS, March 17 Around 20 Russians and
Crimeans are on the European Union's sanctions list, the Czech
foreign minister said on Monday, but the list could be expanded
later this week when European Union leaders meet.
"We are talking approximately a bout 20 people," Czech
Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek told reporters as he arrived
at a meeting in Brussels to decide on the sanctions.
"This is to be the first set and I would not rule out that
this list can be widened at the next meeting of the Council," he
said, referring to the EU leaders' summit on Thursday and
Others said the list had 24-26 names on it, but would be
reduced during negotiations since not all the EU's 28 member
states support the sanctioning of all those listed.
(Reporting by Martin Santa and Justyna Pawlak, Writing by Luke