(Updates with quotes, emergency talks)
BRUSSELS, April 26 The European Union is poised
to add new names to its list of Russians subject to sanctions
over the coming days and will hold emergency talks on Monday, EU
Leaders of the Group of Seven major economies agreed on
Saturday to impose extra sanctions on Russia over its
intervention in Ukraine, where armed pro-Moscow separatists
detained a group of international observers and accused them of
being NATO spies.
"The sanctions that will come on the European side in the
next days will be the addition of new names to the list of
individuals subject to asset freezes and a travel ban," a
European Commission source said on condition of anonymity.
The European Union, whose nations have close trading and
energy ties with Russia, has so far held out against imposing
trade and financial sanctions.
But EU states have already agreed on names that could be
quickly added to a list that so far stands at 33 people targeted
by asset freezes and visa bans.
Senior EU diplomats will hold emergency talks in Brussels on
Monday, EU sources said.
(Reporting by Barbara Lewis and Justyna Pawlak; Editing by