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EU countries ‘almost’ have agreement on new sanctions, top diplomat says – Metro US

EU countries ‘almost’ have agreement on new sanctions, top diplomat says

FILE PHOTO: Representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the European Union
FILE PHOTO: Representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the European Union meet for the gas talks, at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union countries are “almost there” in agreeing the bloc’s proposed new package of sanctions against Russia, including an oil embargo, the bloc’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday.

“I hope that they will get an agreement. They are almost there. And we need this agreement because we have to push still more our economic and financial pressure on Russia,” Borrell told an event in Italy.

(Reporting by Kate Abnett; Editing by Benoit Van Overstraeten)

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