The head of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Karin Kneisl, said that the European Union had decided to impose sanctions against Russia because of the incident in the Kerch Strait, RIA Novosti reports. “The decision has already been taken at an appropriate level,” Kneisl told the agency.
The decision has already been taken at the appropriate level. – Karin Kneisl, Austrian diplomat
On the eve of Bloomberg, citing a source, said that European diplomats agreed on sanctions against eight Russians because of an incident with Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait. According to the agency, the issue has been agreed at the level of technical specialists. At a meeting of the European Union Council on February 18, the decision may not be announced, because Brussels will not have time to complete the work by this time, the source said. Only individuals are on the list, there are no companies, he noted.