EU admits goal of anti-Russian sanctions

The embargoes

Brussels aims to create problems for the Russian economy, but it won’t stop the fighting in Ukraine, said Josep Borrell.

The embargoes imposed by the European Union against Moscow are intended not to stop the fighting in Ukraine, but wreck the Russian economy, the bloc’s foreign policy commissioner Josep Borrell said in Brussels on Monday. Borrell also announced an EU ban on Russian gold exports later this week.

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