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The Taoiseach is back in Brussels today for talks on the Ukraine crisis

EU leaders will also take stock of work on banking union and taxation issues.

Image: Thierry Charlier/AP/PA

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY and junior minister Paschal Donohoe will today attend a meeting of the European Council in Brussels with a focus on the situation in the Ukraine.

A summit of European Union leaders will discuss what the response should be, after Russian President Vladamir Putin signed a treaty claiming the Black Sea region of Crime as Russian territory. Sanctions have already been placed by the international community but more are likely to be put in place after this development.

Leaders will also discuss the European semester, the 2020 strategy and topics like energy and competitiveness as well as preparatons for the upcoming EU Africa summit.

The European Council will also take stock of ongoing work on banking union and taxation issues.

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