EU sanctions Putin and Lavrov

26 February 2022, 03:42 PM

The EU has imposed personal sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, and Deputy Chair of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, according to the Feb. 25 issue of the Official Journal of the European Union.

The sanctions also target Russian MPs that voted on recent “treaties” Moscow has made with its puppet statelets in Ukraine’s Donbas, as well as the military commanders of the Belarusian border guards.

Earlier, EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell confirmed that the Russian president and his top diplomat are included in the most recent set of European sanctions.

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“The only world leaders to have EU sanctions levied against them are Syria’s (Bashar al-) Assad, (Alexander) Lukashenka of Belarus, and now – Putin of Russia,” said Borrell.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said that Ottawa will join its Western allies and introduce personal sanctions against Putin and Lavrov, following Russia starting another war against Ukraine.

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