11 Mar 2022 22:08

Borrell suggests making additions to sanctions against Russia announced by European Commission president

BRUSSELS. March 11 (Interfax) - Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has suggested making additions to the fourth package of sanctions against Russia over the events in Ukraine announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday.

"In addition to these sectoral measures, I am putting forward proposals to sanction more individuals and more companies that are playing an active role or supporting the people who undermine Ukraine's sovereignty by the Russian government," Borrell said in a statement released in Brussels.

He believes that should be an addition to the new restrictions put forward by the European Commission president concerning trade, access to markets, membership in international financial organizations, crypto assets, export of luxury goods, the steel industry, and the energy sector.

Von de Leyen earlier announced the fourth package of sanctions against Russia, which, according to her statement, will be used to "drain the resources" used by Russia in the special operation in Ukraine.