EU Approves 13th Round of Sanctions Against Russia

Written by Camilla Jessen

Feb.21 - 2024 12:02 PM CET

The EU has approved its 13th package of sanctions against Russia, coinciding with the anniversary of the Ukrainian invasion and Navalny's death.

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The European Union's permanent representatives have agreed to approve the 13th set of sanctions against Russia.

This move is timed to coincide with the upcoming second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, as reported by European Pravda and Radio Liberty's Brussels correspondent, Rikard Jozwiak.

"EU ambassadors have just given the green light to the EU’s 13th Russian sanctions package. It should [come into law] just before the 24 Feb anniversary," Jozwiak stated.

The momentum for these sanctions has been building, with Latvian Prime Minister Evika Siliņa revealing on February 20th that the European Union was preparing to announce this new package within the week.

Additionally, the United States is expected to unveil its own set of sanctions against Russia on February 23rd.

This is partly in response to the tragic death of Alexei Navalny, a prominent figure in the Russian opposition movement, while in prison.

The European Union is not only planning sanctions related to Navalny's death but also aims to honor his legacy.

The EU's chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, has proposed renaming the bloc's human rights sanctions scheme after Navalny, marking a significant tribute to his fight for democracy and human rights.

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