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New York (dpa) – The EU wants to react with further sanctions against Russia to its partial mobilization in the war against Ukraine. “It is clear that Russia is trying to destroy Ukraine,” said EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Wednesday evening (local time) after a special meeting of EU foreign ministers on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
“We will adopt new restrictive measures, both at a personal and sectoral level.” This should be done in coordination with the international partners. The punitive measures would have further implications for the Russian economy, such as the technology sector. In addition, Borrell said that Ukraine should receive more weapons. He did not give details.
The decisions should be taken at a later date at a formal meeting. It was about sending a powerful message after Putin’s speech, Borrell said.
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