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EU adopts new sanctions against Russia due to human rights violations

Source : 112 Ukraine

The names of the citizens against whom the sanctions were applied will be published in the official EU journal later today
13:42, 22 March 2021

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The European Union has approved new sanctions against Russia, China and North Korea over human rights violations. This was announced by journalist Rikard Jozwiak on his Twitter page.

"EU human rights sanctions now adopted. 11 people and 4 entities from China, Russia, Eritrea, North Korea, South Sudan and Libya," Jozwiak wrote.

Related: EU extends sanctions against Russia due to Ukrainian situation

The journalist added that the names of the citizens against whom the sanctions were applied will be published in the official EU journal later today.

Earlier, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) imposed sanctions against former high-ranking officials and law enforcement officers. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov stated this during a briefing following the meeting of the National Defense Council.

Sanctions were imposed, in particular, against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and ex-Prime Minister Mykola Azarov.

Related: Blinken reiterates that companies involved in Nord Stream II construction may face US sanctions

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