'At a meeting Monday in Brussels, European Union foreign ministers mulled the possibility of further sanctions against Moscow for its actions regarding Ukraine. Federica Mogherini, the EU's foreign affairs chief, said more sanctions against Russia would not be effective and the EU should focus instead on encouraging meaningful reforms in Kiev.
But Merkel, speaking in Sydney after the G-20 summit in Australia, struck a more defiant note, saying sanctions would remain in place "as far and long as they are needed."
Merkel said Russia's annexation of Crimea "calls into question the horror of two World Wars and, after the end of the Cold War, Europe's framework of peace."
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