December 16, 2022, 22:16 – Public News Service – OSN

Head of European Diplomacy Josep Borrell on Friday, December 16, announced that after the adoption EU ninth sanctions package in relation to the Russian Federation, the “black list” expanded to 1386 individuals and 171 legal entities. The corresponding comment was published on the website of the Council of the EU.

The latest restrictions have extended to 141 people and 49 organizations that the EU says “played a major role in the latest escalation” of the conflict over Ukraine.

“We are determined to act in support of Ukraine for as long as it takes,” Borrell said in the message.

He recalled that restrictive measures include freezing assets and a ban on EU citizens and companies from providing funds to sanctioned organizations. Individuals are also prohibited from entering the EU.

Earlier, the Public News Service reported that the Council of the European Union on Friday, December 16, officially announced the approval of the ninth package sanctions in relation to Russia.

The document says that the package of new measures is aimed “to increase pressure on Russia and its government.”