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The European Union formally adopted sanctions Thursday curbing arms sales to Russia and cutting off financing for targeted banks over Moscow's support for rebels in Ukraine.Russia has denounced the measures, agreed by the 28 EU member states Tuesday, as "destructive and short-sighted," while fighting has intensified in eastern Ukraine between Kiev forces and the pro-Russian separatists.Analysts warn that the EU will also suffer.However, the EU also depends on Russia for roughly one third of its energy imports.Russia may restrict fruit imports from Greece – which has the weakest economy in the EU – next week, RIA news agency reported, citing a watchdog agency.Depending on Russia, EU officials say the sanctions can be lifted or tightened at any moment.
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