EU ministers agree to prepare new sanctions targeting Russia

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“We will continue and increase our military support, continue providing arms to Ukraine, and we will study, we will adopt, new restrictive measures – both personal and sectorial,” Borrell said.

The exact details on those new sanctions must still be determined, he said. The agreement reached in New York, which he said was unanimous, was a “political” one.

“Some hours after Putin’s speech, it was a matter of sending a powerful political message,” he said. “They will not shake our determination. They will not shake our resolve, our unity, to stand by Ukraine.”

He said that he was confident that “unanimous agreement” would be possible for the new sanctions package.

“It’s clear that Putin is trying to destroy Ukraine,” he said.

“In line with the United Nations charter, and international law, Ukraine is exercising its legitimate right to defend itself against Russian aggression, to regain full control of its territory, and has the right to liberate occupied territories within its internationally recognized borders. And for that, we will continue supporting Ukraine’s efforts, the provision of military equipment, as long as it takes.”

Press briefing by Mr. Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission on situation in Ukraine at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2022. Mr. Norrell briefed reporters on EU plans to continue to support Ukraine and press more sanctions on Russia in light of what Russian President Putin called partial mobilization of up to 300000 soldiers to fight Ukraine. (Photo by Lev Radin/Sipa USA)No Use Germany.