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EU to sanction Putin personally – Austria

The reported move comes as Russia continues its military offensive in Ukraine

The European Union has agreed on a “toughest ever” package of sanctions against Russia, according to Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer. He says it will directly target President Vladimir Putin and foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.

However, speaking on Friday afternoon, Vienna’s Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said that Brussels will not impose travel bans on the two officials, that would ban them from visiting the 27-member bloc. 

“This is the biggest package of sanctions,” the Austrian chancellor explained. “It will be partly painful for us.”

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However, he claimed that the punitive measures will deal a heavy blow to the Russian economy.


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