"The European Union has launched a procedure to impose sanctions for the cyberattacks on the German Bundestag in 2015 that were probably conducted from Russia," the statement said.
It is noted that the ambassadors of the 27 EU member states agreed to introduce visa bans on two individuals and block their accounts in the European Union on Wednesday, October 7.
As we reported earlier, on July 31, the European Council imposed sanctions against foreign nationals and organizations for conducting hacking attacks and being involved in them.
The restrictive measures apply to six individuals and three organizations. They were involved in cyberattacks against the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and participated in well-known hacker groups: WannaCry, NotPetya, and Operation Cloud Hopper.
The sanctions include a travel ban on the EU and an asset freeze. In addition, EU individuals and legal entities are prohibited from giving access to their accounts to the blacklisted people.