As the Kremlin uses a ‘geopolitical tool’ against Europe, EU-Russia relations are at an impasse

Link” href=””>EU member states at the level of ambassadors (COREPER) on Wednesday supported the decision to extend sanctions for actions undermining the sovereignty of Ukraine for the next six months. Emine Dzheppar, First Deputy Foreign Minister, wrote via Twitter that the EU Permanent Representatives Committee had extended for six months the personal sanctions against 177 people and 48 legal entities for actions that threaten/threaten Ukraine’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence.

Some were extended up to June 23, 2022.

However, the restrictions on travel and asset freezing were meant to be removed today.

Berlin also threatens Russia with sanctions if Russia uses Nord Stream 2 to its advantage.

Angela Merkel had warned Vladimir Putin about this in August. However, with an impending energy crisis and record gas prices, it is possible that further sanctions against Russia may not prove to be wise.

Publited at Wed 15 Sep 2021, 13:52:00 +0000

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