A new package of sanctions against Russia has been adopted by the EU on Monday. Previous reports said that the ‘further restrictive measures’ were to target three major oil companies, as well as the defense sector.
According to a statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, published on Monday, the new package was adopted through written procedure, “deepening the targeted measures of 31 July.”
“The sanctions aim at promoting a change of course in Russia’s actions destabilizing eastern Ukraine,” the statement read.
Although it was previously reported the new sanctions could come into force by Tuesday, the final EU decision has not specify the date when it will be applied, only saying it “will take place in the next few days,” leaving time “for an assessment of the implementation of the cease-fire agreement [in Ukraine].”