The European bloc made good on earlier threats to sanction the Russian leader and top officials over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine
The European Union has officially imposed sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, accusing both of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty after Moscow launched a military operation in support of two newly recognized republics in the Donbass.
The measures also target Russian lawmakers who had not been included in the previous sanctions list, the EU’s policy head Josep Borrell told reporters after a meeting in Brussels on Friday. A total of 351 of Duma deputies had been already sanctioned by the union for voting to recognize two breakaway republics earlier this week.
“President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov are in the list of sanctioned people together with the remaining members of the Duma who are supporting this aggression,” Borrell said.
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