The European Union (EU) approved this Friday a tenth round of sanctions against Russia since the invasion of Ukraine, which began exactly one year ago, the Swedish presidency of the bloc announced.
The measures provide for “restrictions against individuals or entities that support the war, spread propaganda or supply Russia with drones used in the war,” it said.
An EU diplomat told AFP that the list included 120 individuals and entitiesas well as three Russian banks.
Details will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union after the final approval of the sanctions on Saturday.
The EU announcement follows similar announcements from the US and UK. The G7, which brings together the world’s most advanced economies, also threatened countries that help Russia evade sanctions with “heavy costs”.
The European bloc has already approved nine sanctions packages to Moscow for its invasion of the Ukraine.
Several EU diplomats explained to AFP that the agreement this Friday was slowed down after complaints from Poland, which considered the sanctions insufficient.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in kyiv on Friday that Brussels’ proposals were “too soft, too weak.”