The European Union's foreign ministers agreed on Monday in Luxembourg to sanction Russia for the poisoning of the opponent Alexeï Navalny.
Several people and a Russian company could be put on a sanctions list.
European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday in Luxembourg to sanction Russia for the poisoning of opponent Alexeï Navalny, three diplomatic sources told AFP.
There is a political agreement to launch the finalization work on the basis of proposals from France and Germany, the sources said.
"The idea is to go fast," explained one of the diplomats.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has confirmed that Alexey Navalny was indeed poisoned by a nerve agent of the Novichok group, a substance designed by Soviet specialists for military purposes.
Towards the registration of several companies on the European sanctions list
France and Germany have proposed to their partners to agree to register several people and a Russian company where the Novichok is manufactured, the use of which is prohibited, on the European list of sanctions created for the use of weapons. chemical.
This list already includes 8 names and a research center in Syria.
European sanctions provide for a visa ban and the freezing of assets in the EU, as well as the ban on receiving European funding.