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 EU Finally Agreed on New Sanctions Against Russia

The European Union finally agreed the extension of sectoral sanctions against Russia on Monday.

This was stated by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, Censor.NET reports citing Gazeta.ru.

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"The package of new restrictive measures against Russia was adopted by the Council today extending the targeted measures of July 31," Van Rompuy said.

According to him, "the entry into force through a publication in the Official Journal will happen in the next few days. This will allow time to assess the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the peace plan."

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The sanctions were to be passed by 4:00 p.m. Kyiv time. Earlier, the Permanent Representatives of 28 EU countries have reached an appropriate agreement. However, as reported by Agence France-Press, citing a source, "not all states have agreed (on sanctions)." Which country objected was not specified. Another source said that the meeting will discuss the "terms of sanctions."

Financial Times journalist Peter Spiegel has tweeted that the adoption of restrictions was detained by Finland. It "objected to the adoption of EU sanctions against Russia not on the whole but to clarify that they (sanctions) may be postponed if a truce in Ukraine will continue," the journalist wrote.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n301748