EU agrees its 9th Russia sanctions package
Earlier, Hungary opposed a number of new EU anti-Russian sanctions (Photo:Guillaume Perigois/Reuters)
Countries of the European Union have agreed on the ninth round of sanctions against Russia, Reuters reported on Dec. 15, citing several EU diplomats.
It is noted that the package will be formalized on Dec. 16.
“White smoke: the EU’s 9th sanctions package on Russia agreed,” Radio Liberty journalist Rikard Jozwiak said in a Twitter post.
“The derogations are still in. But clarified in the way that every member state can take into account their national security interests.”
Earlier it was reported that Lithuania and Poland blocked the adoption of the ninth package of sanctions against Russia. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis explained the decision, saying that the changes proposed by Germany, France, and the Netherlands could provide a loophole for Moscow to bypass European sanctions.
On Dec. 7, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the ninth package of sanctions against Russia.
It will include restrictions on Russia’s access to drones and will include nearly 200 more individuals and legal entities in the so-called “black list.”
On Dec. 12, Hungary opposed a number of EU sanctions against Russia. The country tried to convince Brussels to remove some of Russian officials from the new sanctions list.
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