FT announced the imminent introduction of sanctions against Russia for the incident in the Kerch Strait
Moscow. 12 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — the EU and the US is ready to impose on Moscow the new restrictions within two months.
The U.S. and EU are close to agree on sanctions against Russia in response to the incident with the detention of Ukrainian seafarers and ships in the Kerch Strait, said on Tuesday the Financial Times newspaper, citing diplomatic sources.
It is noted that this issue should be discussed on 18 February the foreign Ministers of the European Union. The restrictive measures, according to the interlocutor of the newspaper, can be introduced within the next two months.
One of the sources said that sanctions are expected to be taken against “individuals and companies” of direct relevance to the incident with the Ukrainian ships.
In turn, the British TV channel Sky News citing sources reported that “Britain and its few allies in the EU are making to the new restrictive measures were announced by the European Union in the coming weeks.”
“When there is a mutual understanding (USA and EU), that there are more effective impact (for sanctions)”, — quotes the channel of your source. “Right, what are we going to raise the price that Russia will pay for their actions”, — quotes Sky News the words of another source.
“More names (in the sanctions list), the more frozen assets,” — said the source channel in diplomatic circles, commenting on the impending action.