BRUSSELS Aug 30 European Union leaders will ask
officials on Saturday to prepare urgently possible new sanctions
against Russia over its involvement in Ukraine, according to a
draft statement seen by Reuters.
EU leaders, meeting in Brussels, will say that they stand
ready to take further steps against Russia depending on
developments on the ground, according to the draft.
They will ask the EU's executive Commission and the EU's
diplomatic service to work together "to urgently undertake
preparatory work" on further sanctions.
(Reporting by Barbara Lewis, Adrian Croft; editing by Foo Yun