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Borrell reveals details on 13th EU sanctions package against Russia

Borrell reveals details on 13th EU sanctions package against Russia European diplomat Josep Borrell (VitaliI Nosach, RBC-Ukraine).
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The new EU sanctions against Russia will be aimed at blocking loopholes for circumventing sanctions. Also, almost 200 more individuals and companies have been added to the EU sanctions list, according to EU diplomat Josep Borrell.

"We are adding almost 200 persons and entities to our package of designations bringing over EU listings to over 2000," he writes.

Borrell also emphasizes that as part of the 13th package of anti-Russian sanctions, the EU will introduce more measures against organizations involved in circumventing sanctions, as well as the defense and military sectors.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen previously reported that the EU was restricting Russia's access to drones.

New EU sanctions against Russia

Today, February 21, it became known that the ambassadors of the European Union adopted the 13th package of sanctions against Russia.

According to media reports, the package will be officially presented on the second anniversary of the full-scale war in Ukraine, on February 24.

According to Western media, EU ambassadors tried several times to agree on new sanctions against Russia, but Hungary traditionally blocked the decision. Budapest allegedly did not want Chinese companies to be included in the sanctions lists.