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Russia faces new sanctions from EU

The Council of the European Union at the level of Foreign Ministers has decided to increase the restrictive measures against Russia in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

Russia faces new sanctions from EU

The decision was made at the meeting of the EU Council in Brussels, Joinfo.ua informs. But the report released by the EU Council does not specify the details of the sanctions, as they have yet to be agreed on the working level.

"Council essentially approved proposals of the High representative of the EU on foreign policy and safety Federica Mogherini about introduction of additional restrictive measures of the EU in response to illegal annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol. Technical discussions concerning its offer proceed," it is told in the message.

From unofficial sources it became known that at the request of the Ukrainian side Mogherini proposed to strengthen restrictions on trade between the EU companies with the Crimean contractors.

However, according to the Foreign Ministers, the new sanctions against Russia due to the war in Donbas are now not even discussed.

Earlier, it was reported that Russia was not going to change its plans for placement nuclear armory on the Crimean Peninsula.