The European Union has agreed sanctions against eight Russians because of the incident in the Azov sea.
The European Union has agreed sanctions against eight citizens of the Russian Federation because of the incident in the Kerch Strait. This was announced on Friday, 15 January, Bloomberg, citing sources from the meeting of ambassadors, representatives of EU countries at the Central bodies of the Commonwealth.
The source did not disclose the names of the persons in respect of which it is supposed to impose sanctions. Restrictive measures may be announced at the meeting of foreign Ministers of the EU on 18 February in Brussels. The names of the people falling under the sanctions, on Monday may not be made public, as preparatory to the legal procedure by the time you may not be able to complete.
The EU does not intend to impose sanctions against Russian companies in connection with the incident in the Kerch Strait, said the source Agency.
As previously reported, the EU is considering sanctions solely on the sea of Azov. Earlier it became known that the European Union and the United States came close to agreeing new sanctions against Russia over its aggression in the area of the Azov sea. It is expected that activities will be discussed at the meeting of foreign Ministers of the EU on 18 February.
We will remind, on November 25, the Russian special forces had seized two Ukrainian boats of Berdyansk and Dnipropetrovsk and tug Jana’s tray on the way to the Kerch Strait. 24 Ukrainian sailors were arrested on charges of “illegal crossing of border of the Russian Federation”, three of them were injured. Soon the captured sailors told investigators that they are prisoners of war.