The European Union (EU) is planning to freeze the European assets of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as part of third round of sanctions set for approval on Friday, according to Reuters.
BREAKING: The EU is taking steps towards individual sanctions on Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrov
— Samuel Ramani (@SamRamani2) February 25, 2022
Earlier Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged Europe to act “more quickly and forcefully” in imposing sanctions on Russia, noting that banning Russians from entering the EU, cutting Moscow off from the SWIFT global interbank payments system and an oil embargo should all be considered.
Not all possibilities for sanctions have been exhausted yet. The pressure on Russia must increase. Said this to @Vonderleyen. I am grateful to the President for her decision on additional financial assistance.
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) February 25, 2022