Horrors of Bucha push Europe toward new sanctions on Russia

By Alberto Nardelli, Samy Adghirni and John Follain

04 Apr 2022 · 3 min read

The European Union said that work is under way on additional sanctions to penalize Russia for what appear to be war crimes in Ukraine, as it condemned the alleged atrocities committed against civilians.

In a statement on behalf of the 27-nation bloc, Josep Borrell, the EU's chief foreign envoy, laid the blame for the "haunting images of large numbers of civilian casualties" at the feet of the occupying Russian forces, and said the EU will work on further sanctions "as a matter of urgency."

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