European Union debates new sanctions against Russia

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European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels on Monday to consider new sanctions against Moscow, nearly five months after the start of the war in Ukraine. Follow our live.

  • 6:30 a.m.: European Foreign Ministers expected in Brussels

On Monday, European Union foreign ministers will discuss in Brussels a toughening of sanctions against Moscow, the successive salvos adopted so far having isolated and hit Russia hard economically, without causing it to back down or give up its The invasion of Ukraine spawned February 24.

They must consider two European Commission proposals to ban gold purchases from Russia to bring EU sanctions in line with those of its G7 partners, and to blacklist new Russian figures of the EU.

“Moscow must continue to pay a high price for its aggression,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday after transmitting the new measures to the Twenty-Seven.

  • 4:34 a.m .: Zelensky fires attorney general and security chief

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sacked the country’s chief prosecutor and security service chief on suspicion of treason by some of their subordinates for the benefit of the Russians.

“I have taken the decision to relieve Prosecutor General ‘Iryna Venediktova’ and Security Service Chief ‘(SBU)’ Ivan Bakanov from their posts, Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday evening, as Russia continues its bombardment of several Ukrainian cities.

Ukrainian authorities are investigating more than 650 cases of suspected treason by local officials, including 60 in areas occupied by Russian and pro-Russian forces, he added in his evening address.

With AFP


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