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EU preparing new sanctions against Russia because of the situation with Ukraine

ЕС готовит новые санкции против России из-за ситуации с Украиной

After the arrest of Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait the structure of the EU started to discuss new sanctions against Russia, stated in the relevant documents.

It is noted that the new measures will be imposed because of the violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

«The proposal of the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy, the Council on amending Council decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine», — stated in the link to the document cited by RIA Novosti.

The content of the documents is not yet available, but the issue of possible sanctions appeared in the agenda of the group of advisors of the EU on international issues. This item is called «Undermining Ukraine’s sovereignty: draft decision of Council and implementation of regulation.»

In addition, it is possible that the EU will expand sanctions because of the elections in Donbas on November 11.

Earlier it was reported that EU countries are discussing the proposal of Poland on new sanctions against Russia in connection with the incident in the Kerch Strait, where he was detained by the Ukrainian court. A number of EU members, including France and Germany, considered the action premature.

On Sunday, the Russian was detained at the bridge’s three Ukrainian ships that were going to go to the sea of Azov. The crews of the Ukrainian Navy were accused of illegally crossing the Maritime border of the Russian Federation.

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