The foreign ministers of the EU member states agreed on a package of sanctions against Russia due to the recognition of the “LDNR”

Almost 400 Russian deputies and officials came under EU sanctions.

EU Foreign Ministers agreed on sanctions against the Russian Federation / UNIAN photo, Alexander SinitsaEU Foreign Ministers agreed on sanctions against the Russian Federation / UNIAN photo, Alexander Sinitsa

EU foreign ministers approved the first series of sanctions against Russia in connection with the recognition of the “LPR” and “DPR”.

This was announced at a briefing in Paris by the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell.

“A serious violation committed by Russia will not go unanswered. … The sanctions package will hit Russia, and it will hit very hard,” Borrell said.READ ALSO:

It is expected that after agreement by the foreign ministers, the sanctions will be quickly processed, approved and come into force in the coming days. 

Sanctions, including an asset freeze, will affect 351 members of the Russian parliament who supported the recognition of the independence of the “LPR” and “DPR”, as well as 37 high-ranking officials and organizations from the defense and financial sectors. Russian President Vladimir Putin is not on this list.

Dozens of high-ranking Russian officials and politicians have been banned from entering the EU. 

Restrictions have also been imposed on some financial institutions and the Russian state on activities in the financial market and in the European service sector. A trade embargo has been introduced for the “DNR” and “LNR”.

Borrell acknowledged that the EU has a “large arsenal” of options to respond to violations by the Russian Federation.

“We would not like to spend it right away, because we need to see how events will develop,” he said.

Earlier it became known that Hungary did not support the imposition of new European Union sanctions against Russia due to Putin’s recognition of the terrorist organizations “LPR” and “DPR”.

(C)UNIAN 2022


  1. It’s a little better than Biden’s feeble effort, but nowhere near strong enough. Putin should be top of any sanctions list, and asset freezes.

  2. Everything possible should be implemented. That includes all energy exports, assets frozen, no matter who it is attached to, and Putin should be a part of them as well. Putin, and other representatives of Russia should be confined to Russia to the greatest extent possible, with a complete loss of any assets outside the country. Anything less, is much to little.

  3. Western response over the rat’s illegal measure is still only a feeble squeak. I have no hopes that the sanctions will match the crime.

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