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EU approves 13th sanctions package against Russia, says Belgium

EU approves 13th sanctions package against Russia, says Belgium
Ukrainian civilians attend a military training near Kyiv, Ukraine, 17 February 2024. The training of Ukrainians is carried out by instructors of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army (UDA), who have real combat experience and prepare civilians to defend their country. The Ukrainian Volunteer Army (UDA) is a volunteer military formation established in December 2015 by the former leader of the Right Sector Dmytro Yarosh. After the Russian full-scale invasion, Dmitry Yarosh announced the deployment of all available battalions to the frontline. More than two thousand civilians were trained by UDA fighters on a voluntary basis as organizers told. Russian troops entered Ukrainian territory on 24 February 2022, starting a conflict that has provoked destruction and a humanitarian crisis. EPA-EFE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO 44041

BRUSSELS, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The European Union on Wednesday approved its 13th package of sanctions against Russia, the EU's Belgian presidency said on social media platform X, confirming what sources had earlier told Reuters.

“EU Ambassadors just agreed in principle on a 13th package of sanctions in the framework of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine”, the Belgian presidency said, calling it “one of the broadest approved by the EU”.

The new package will see nearly 200 entities and individuals added to the list but no fresh sectoral measures.

The package will be formally approved in time for the second anniversary of the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.

(Reporting by Julia Payne, Gabriela Baczynska; Writing by Charlotte Van CampenhoutEditing by Gareth Jones)

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  • Kenneth FAKUDE says:

    The EU will never learn that Russia is bigger than Zimbabwe and it’s a global player.
    Russia has already made inroads in Africa and is working with sanctioned countries to do trade.
    Bricks bank will be a better option than the EU controlled IMF.
    Europe is creating more enemies than friends on the leverage of donations and financial support.
    Everything works for a short time until people adapt.
    Europe made a huge mistake with Israel and they are tying themselves in knots trying to explain and the Israel right wing government shows them the middle finger mainly because domestically the weapon making companies are reaping huge profits from the wars.
    Israel knows money comes before humanity in the capital environment.
    Russia has been tripping them with the Lybia and Iraq invasions whilst vetoing in every security council sitting, Palestinian plausible genocidal acts is a gift to Putin.

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