EU to discuss new round of sanctions as Borrell condemns Russian war crimes
March 21, 2022

EU to discuss new round of sanctions as Borrell condemns Russian war crimes

The EU Foreign Affairs Council will discuss later today new sanctions against Russia, especially related to energy, and ways to support war-torn Ukraine, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said ahead of the meeting today.

He said the Council would discuss the second tranche of financial support within the European Peace Facility and will meet Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Nicu Popescu.

Borrell said the EU would continue working and supporting Ukraine, “with all of our resources”.

“Russia is really committing a lot of war crimes – that is the word, we have to say it. This is a war crime, a massive war crime, what is happening in Mariupol. The city will be completely destroyed, and people are dying,” said Borrell. “It is not a war, it is a destruction of people who are suffering incredibly, and Russia, Putin, deserves the strongest condemnation of the civilised world.”

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