On Monday, October 15, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union will approve a plan for new sanctions against Russia. This time sanctions will be imposed due to the use of chemical weapons, reported Interfax citing the British Foreign Ministry. According to the document, sanctions were proposed by the UK and France and concern not only Russia but are intended to prevent the criminal use of chemical weapons around the world. Those responsible for the sanctions saw the need for action after the attacks in Syria and Salisbury. The British media added that as a result, those in charge of Russian intelligence services may be restricted from entering EU countries and their foreign accounts may be frozen.
Earlier, the European Union extended economic sanctions for six months against Russian politicians and companies.