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EUobserver: EU to impose sanctions against Russian MPs and referendum-related officials

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The European Union, as part of a new package of anti-Russian sanctions, may impose sanctions against Russian deputies and low-level officials, as well as other Russians who are associated with holding referendums in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), as well as in the territories of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. This is reported by the EUobserver online edition, citing its diplomatic sources. The article says that work on new restrictions has accelerated this week amid concerns about the possible accession to the Russian Federation of a number of lands as a result of referendums. It is noted that sanctions will be introduced after the vote. The publication says that new sanctions are currently being developed, but European countries will have to “act more creatively.” “There is already a full set of oligarchs and everyone who works in political and defense structures,” the official, who wished to remain anonymous, said in an interview with the publication. He noted that there were no “important persons” against whom sanctions could be imposed in Russia. It is also reported that the EU may blacklist “Russian propagandists”, it is not known who they are talking about. Earlier, Bloomberg reported that the next package of sanctions the European Union may include tightening restrictions on Russian oil exports.

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Source: Rambler

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