The decision of the EU Council to extend sectoral economic sanctions against Russia for six months has come into force. This is stated in the statement of the EU Council published on Friday in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The measures are targeted at specific sectors of the Russian economy. The report says that the decision of the EU Council is based on the latest assessment of the implementation of the Minsk agreements at the European meeting on December 16, 2021.
The day before, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia would react to the real development of events, and not “wave a club” if the United States imposed the proposed sanctions.
The very proposal of the US Parliament to introduce new sanctions against the Russian Federation in the event of the so-called “attack on Ukraine” Lavrov called a nervous breakdown.