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EU plans to finalize 11th sanctions package against Russia

Moscow, June 21 (UNI) The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union (COREPER II) on Wednesday is planning to finalize the agreement of the 11th package of personal and economic sanctions against Russia, according to the agenda.
The meeting's agenda showed that the discussion would start at 8:30 a.m. local time (06:30 GMT). If the committee unanimously agrees the package, the permanent representatives would launch a technical procedure of the final adoption of sanctions and then publish them on a EU legal portal, which would ensure their entry into force.
Meanwhile, an EU source told RIA Novosti that the discussion of the 11th package of sanctions was proceeding constructively and the final agreement on the matter was expected before June 25.
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