“The European Union Imposing Additional Sanctions Against Russia”
The European Union will consider imposing additional sanctions against Russia for the incident in the Black Sea, where Russian border guards fired upon and detained three Ukrainian warships, wounding three sailors.
This was reported on Tuesday by Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl after talks with his colleague from Germany Heiko Maas.
“We will think about the issue with further sanctions. It all depends on studying the facts, “According to her, the question will be submitted for discussion by the EU foreign ministers at the next meeting.
New sanctions against the Russian Federation will be considered, Bloomberg confirmed the results of the negotiations the representative of the Government of Germany.
She stressed that the final decision was not taken at the moment: it will depend on the analysis of the facts and the determination of the perpetrators.
While the European Union blames Russia for what happened. Moscow had no right to block the passage through the Kerch Strait to Ukrainian ships, said Maria Kosyanchich, the official representative of the European Commission.
“The construction of the Kerch bridge without the approval of Ukraine is another example of the violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Kosiancic said, adding that “the EU has not recognized and will never recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia.”
Norbert Rothgen, head of the Bundsetag Foreign Affairs Committee, a member of the CDU party led by Angela Merkel, spoke out for additional measures against the Kremlin. Russia’s behavior “should not remain without consequences,” he stressed, adding that “it does not rule out” the tightening of the sanctions regime.
On the eve of the United States, the European Union and Kiev called on Russia to release the detained sailors and return the three warships, towed to the port of Kerch. But received a refusal.
The Kremlin regards the incident as an invasion of foreign warships into the territorial waters of the Russian Federation, and the Ukrainian Navy servicemen will be prosecuted in strict accordance with Russian legislation, said President’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov on Monday.
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