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EU commissioner: Sanctions against Russia will affect Europe
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The sanctions, which the West is currently introducing against Russia, will also affect European countries. European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Olli Rehn said this in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek. "It [further sanctions] would harm everybody, the Europeans and the Russians... Yet it can only be avoided if Russia is committed to avoiding aggravation and escalation of this crisis [in Ukraine]," Rehn said. He said that the slowing Russian economy was already having a "negative impact" on Finland and Austria and would probably spread to Germany, Poland and the Baltic countries. ap
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