EU agrees 9th sanctions package against Russia -diplomats

Illustration shows letters arranged to read "Sanctions" in front of flag colors of EU and Russia
Plastic letters arranged to read "Sanctions" are placed in front the flag colors of EU and Russia in this illustration taken February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

BRUSSELS, Dec 15 (Reuters) - European Union governments agreed on Thursday on a 9th package of sanctions against Russia over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, EU diplomats said.

The package will be formalised through what the EU calls a "written procedure" by Friday noon.

"Sanctions agreed. Written procedure until tomorrow noon," one of the diplomats said.

Reporting by Jan Strupczewski

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