Borrell: The European Union is considering imposing new sanctions on Russia

The European Union’s high representative for foreign policy, Josep Borrell, announced on Wednesday evening that the 27 member states of the bloc are considering imposing new sanctions on Moscow after the latest Russian “escalation”.

Borrell said at the conclusion of an extraordinary informal meeting held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York of the foreign ministers of the European Union countries that the ministers adopted a statement “strongly condemning the recent Russian escalation.”

“We will continue to increase our military assistance and consider imposing new restrictive measures” against Russia, he told reporters.

“We will study and approve new restrictive measures against people and entities at the same time,” Borrell added.

He explained that it was not possible to impose sanctions on Russia during Wednesday’s meeting because it was not an official meeting, noting that a final decision in this regard is supposed to be issued during an official meeting of the bloc.

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