European Union foreign ministers agreed on Wednesday at an informal meeting in New York to introduce new sanctions against Russia, said Josep Borrell
Speaking to reporters in New York, he said that 27 countries took the political decision to apply new sectoral and individual sanctions. Ministers also agreed to continue to supply more weapons to Ukraine.
The new sanctions will be a response to the announcement by Vladimir Putin of mobilization and pseudo-referenda in the occupied territories.
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Not so long ago the blocking of new sanctions against Russia was explicitly declared by the Hungarians. “The European Union should not consider imposing new sanctions against Russia in connection with the war with Ukraine, as they would deepen the energy crisis and be harmful to Europe,” said Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, quoted by Reuters.
At the end of August, he announced that Hungary was “not ready” to negotiate further energy sanctions against Russia. As the reason he gave, among others the fact that the sanctions hit Europe harder than Russia, and further tightening them would be “against common sense”.