The EU Ambassadors agreed on the sanctions against eight Russian citizens who are responsible for detention of 24 Ukrainian sailors as a result of a conflict in Azov Sea, as Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak reported on Twitter.
EU ambs have agreed sanctions on 8 people from #Russia responsible for detaining the 24 servicemen from #Ukraine after the #azovsea incident in Nov. will be formalized next week. the sanctions against 163 ppl & 44 entities will also be prolonged by 6 months next week. #Crimea— Rikard Jozwiak (@RikardJozwiak) March 6, 2019
President of Ukraine reacted to the news on Facebook.
“I welcome the decision of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to launch a new “Azov package” of sanctions against Russia for an open and insolent act of aggression against Ukrainian vessels and sailors in the Black Sea and Kerch Strati,” the Head of the State wrote.
He announced a visit to Brussels – “for further coordination of actions along with the EU and NATO”.