The European Union approved the introduction of new sanctions against Russia. This was reported by a source to RIA Novosti.
It is noted that the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU Member States (COREPER) has already launched the process of expanding the list of individual sanctions. They can be introduced against two people and four companies because of the construction of the Crimean bridge.
The interlocutor of RIA Novosti stressed that this is not about making a final decision, but about launching a written procedure. The formal solution, in turn, will be published later.
It became known on September 25 that COREPER could introduce new anti-Russian measures. The EU accuses the Russian side of “violating the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.”
Relations between Moscow and Brussels have deteriorated since Crimea became part of Russia in 2014. This happened after a referendum in which the majority of the inhabitants of the peninsula supported such a decision. In the same year, the United States, the European Union and some other states imposed sanctions against Russia due to the annexation of the peninsula. Kiev considers this territory annexed and accuses Moscow of violating the rights of the Crimean Tatars. Russian authorities have denied the charges.