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EU foreign ministers to consider sanctions for chemical weapons use

The officials are yet to discuss a new mechanism of introduction of the restrictions
11:48, 6 October 2018

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On October 15, 2018, the EU member countries' foreign ministers are going to consider a new regime of the introduction of sanctions for the use of chemical weapons. This is mentioned on the website of the EU Council. 

Thus, the Council has to adopt a number of decisions without debates; among them, there is the said regime for the use of chemical weapons and the EU strategy on the interaction of Europe and Asia. 

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Besides, it is planned to discuss the results of the past meetings of the UN General Assembly, the situation in Libya, Venezuela, and immigration developments. 

It is expected that 28 MFA Heads of the EU countries will be present at the meeting.  

Earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Secretary of State for Defense of the United Kingdom Gavin Williamson discussed the strengthening of the sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. 

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As it was reported, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in British Salisbury. Later, Theresa May, British PM, stated that Russia was responsible for that, and the investigation has confirmed the use of the Novichok nerve agent, which is produced in Russia. 

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