EU preparing black lists of companies, persons in contact with eastern Ukraine to pressure Russia - source

The European Union will go for composing additional black lists of individuals and companies cooperating with Donbas militia in the framework of continuing pressure on Russia, a European diplomatic source told Interfax on Tuesday.

The European Union will go for composing additional black lists of individuals and companies cooperating with Donbas militia in the framework of continuing pressure on Russia, a European diplomatic source told Interfax on Tuesday.

There will be additional lists, which will include companies and individuals cooperating with the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), the source told Interfax when asked whether new EU sanctions against Russia could be expected in the near future.

At the same time, the source did not confirm information on the possible introduction of import restrictions on Russian vodka, caviar and diamonds.

The sanctions drafted should be released in the EU official journal and this does not concern short term, the source said.

The situation is quite serious and quite short period to the prepare - just one week - is given, which shows that the issue is considered very seriously and the decision should be made very quickly, the source said.

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