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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 Presidentof the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, Censor.NET reports citing Gazeta.ru.

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"The package of newrestrictive measures against Russia was adopted by the Counciltoday extending the targeted measures of July 31,"Van Rompuysaid.

According to him, "theentry into force through a publication in the Official Journal willhappen in the next few days. This will allow time to assess theimplementation of the ceasefire agreement and the peaceplan."

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The sanctions were to bepassed by 4:00 p.m. Kyiv time. Earlier, the PermanentRepresentatives of 28 EU countries have reached an appropriateagreement. However, as reported by Agence France-Press, citing asource, "not all states have agreed (on sanctions)." Which countryobjected was not specified. Another source said that the meetingwill discuss the "terms of sanctions."

Financial Timesjournalist Peter Spiegel has tweeted that the adoption ofrestrictions was detained by Finland. It "objected to the adoptionof EU sanctions against Russia not on the whole but to clarify thatthey (sanctions) may be postponed if a truce in Ukraine willcontinue," the journalist wrote.

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