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Azov crisis: EU ambassadors agree on sanctions against eight Russians

According to Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak, sanctions will take force next week
13:07, 6 March 2019

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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.

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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.

Related: Azov crisis: Russia opens probe against Ukrainian law enforcers

He announced a visit to Brussels – “for further coordination of actions along with the EU and NATO”.  

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