EU expands sanctions list against Russia
It is expected to include nine people
The European Union is expected to sanction nine people believed to be involved in organizing elections in areas in eastern Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists.
Sources in Brussels reported this..
The bloc’s ambassadors agreed to the move on Wednesday, several informed sources told Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty who were unable to speak on the tape..
Only five people were originally supposed to be on the list, but several countries, including Poland, have called for four more people, sources said..
The decision is to be agreed upon by the bloc’s foreign ministers who meet in the Belgian capital early next week..
Currently, 155 people from Russia and Ukraine are included in the EU sanctions list, who are prohibited from entering the EU countries, and their assets are subject to freezing..
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