Poland and Lithuania want the European Union to impose restrictions on Russia’s nuclear sector as part of new sanctions against Moscow and Minsk for their aggression towards Ukraine, senior diplomats from the two EU countries said on Friday.
The EU officials will propose that the bloc bans more “Russian propaganda” media outlets and cuts more Russian banks from the SWIFT global messaging system, an anonymous source familiar with the issue told Reuters.
“It is more and more difficult to get the necessary unanimity in the EU for more sanctions. Nonetheless, we will propose an ambitious new package,” one of the incognito diplomats added.
The officials emphasised that the 10th EU package of sanctions since Russia invaded Ukraine should be ready in time for the first anniversary of the invasion on February 24.
The #EU🇪🇺 speed up work on the 10th package of sanctions against #Russia - The MSs want to adopt the new package before the Ukraine-EU summit in Kyiv, on February 3.#SanctionsagainstRussia— UkraineWorld (@ukraine_world) January 12, 2023
"The EU will keep supporting the Ukrainian people and pressing against Russia's imperial war.— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) January 10, 2023
We will extend sanctions to those who militarily support Russia's war, such as Belarus and Iran."
— President @vonderleyen #StandWithUkraine pic.twitter.com/uxWiHjkNfD
Sanctions on Russia are working— Jacek Saryusz-Wolski (@JSaryuszWolski) January 10, 2023