The European Union is moving forward with a third round of sanctions against Russia.
The EU is freezing the assets of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
“We are not just listing oligarchs, we haven’t just already listed many lawmakers who prepared these steps, but we are now also listing the president, Mr. Putin, and the foreign minister, Mr. Lavrov,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said.
The EU has also contemplated banning Putin and Lavrov from traveling in the EU.
But European leaders have decided against it for now, saying it may complicate diplomatic moves.
The sanctions come as Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the union to move quickly and swiftly.