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'Ukraine invasion starts': Germany halts gas pipeline; US, UK slap curbs

EU may ban Russian state bonds, individuals

Russia-Ukraine conflict

A tank drives along a street after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment of Russian troops to two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine | Photo: Reuters

John Chalmers, Sabine Siebold | Reuters Brussels
European Union sanctions on Russia could including putting hundreds of politicians and officials on black lists, a ban on trading in Russian state bonds and an import and export ban on separatist entities, EU diplomats and officials said on Tuesday.

Poland's Defence Ministry and British Health Secretary Sajid Javid also said Russian forces had entered Ukraine's east. Javid went further, telling Sky News that “the invasion of Ukraine has begun”.

The bloc's ambassadors agreed unanimously at a meeting in Brussels on the principle of imposing sanctions after Russia formally recognised two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine. EU foreign ministers will

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First Published: Feb 23 2022 | 12:52 AM IST

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