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Decision on the Azov package of sanctions to be taken on February 18

Ukrainian Foreign Minister announced that there will also be sanctions from the U.S. soon
15:38, 16 February 2019

MFA of Ukraine

The decision to impose personal sanctions against Russia for aggression in the Kerch Strait region will be made on February 18 at a meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union. This was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin while talking to journalists in Munich, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“There will be personal sanctions. You will hear about this from Federica Mogherini (head of EU diplomacy - ed.)... I really hope that what will be on Monday is not the end. We are discussing other ideas,” he said.

The minister clarified that the possibility of restricting access for Russian courts was also being discussed.

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According to him, at the meeting of foreign ministers of EU member states, the issue of Donbas support will also be considered. "We will consider how to support both infrastructure projects and investment," - he said.

At the same time, Klimkin announced that there will also be sanctions from the United States.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the international partners of our country agreed on the so-called Azov sanctions package against Russia and it will be adopted in the start of the new working week.

It is assumed that the EU may expand the sanctions list of the Russian Federation by another eight names due to the incident near the Kerch Strait.

As we reported earlier, the European Union will approve the “Azov package” of sanctions against the Russian Federation. According to Poroshenko, the project consists of 124 pages, and the price that Russia has to pay for the act of aggression against Ukraine will increase this time.

The President of Ukraine has informed Barnier on the developments in Donbas and the failure of Russia to comply with the Minsk agreements. The President urged him to support the introduction of a new "Azov package" of EU sanctions against Moscow.

Related: Time for “Azov package" of sanctions against Russia: Poroshenko met with U.S. representative

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