EU adopts the ninth package of sanctions against Russia
The Council of the European Union adopted today the ninth package of new measures intended to step up pressure on Russia and its government.
“After food and hunger, Putin is now weaponizing the winter by deliberately depriving millions of Ukrainians of water, electricity and heating. The European Union is responding to this latest escalation and war crime with our 9th package of hard-hitting sanctions,” said Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
According to the European Commission President, the new package focuses on tech, finance and media to push the Russian economy and war machine further off the rails. “It sanctions almost 200 individuals and entities involved in attacks on civilians and kidnapping children,” Ursula von der Leyen wrote on Twitter.