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EU ministers agree to prepare new sanctions against Russia

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EU ministers agree to prepare new sanctions against Russia

European Union (EU) foreign ministers agreed in New York to move forward with a new round of sanctions against Russia, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters late on Wednesday. 21).

“We will continue and increase our military support, we will continue to supply weapons to Ukraine and we will study, adopt new restrictive measures – both personal and sectoral,” Borrell said.

The exact details of these new sanctions are yet to be determined, he said. The agreement reached in New York, which he said was unanimous, was “political”.

“A few hours after Putin’s speech, it was about sending a powerful political message,” he said. “They will not shake our resolve. They will not shake our determination, our unity, to support Ukraine,” he added.

He said he was confident that a “unanimous agreement” would be possible on the new sanctions package.

“It is clear that Putin is trying to destroy Ukraine,” he said.

“In accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and international law, Ukraine is exercising its legitimate right to defend itself against Russian aggression, to regain full control of its territory and has the right to liberate occupied territories within its borders internationally. recognized. And for that, we will continue to support Ukraine’s efforts, the supply of military equipment, as long as necessary,” concluded Borrell.

Source: CNN Brasil

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