New EU sanctions against Russia to go into effect tomorrow - reports
Trageted sanctions against Russian individuals and companies are going into effect on Thursday.
A new package of EU sanctions against Russia will go into effect on October 6, according to the EUobserver online newspaper on Wednesday.
Political philosopher Alexander Dugin has been blacklisted within the sanctions, according to the news outlet.
Alrosa, a Russian diamond-mining company, was supposed to be blacklisted under the original European Commission, but it was decided to be kept off the list, according to the EUobserver.
Earlier today, the committee of permanent representatives of EU governments (COREPER II) came to a political agreement regarding new sanctions against Russia after Moscow's accession of formerly Ukrainian territories as new Russian republics. The sanctions include an oil price cap, personal restrictions, and more.
Last week, the United States imposed new sanctions on 285 Russia-linked individuals and 11 Russia-linked organizations following the accession of liberated Ukrainian territories into Russia.
The sanctioned individuals are members of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia's Federal Assembly, as well as Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and his family, the wife, and son of Russian Security Council Deputy Chief and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and family members of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, among many others.