International sanctions during the Ukrainian crisis

EU approves 11th sanctions package against Russia over Ukraine

European Union governments agreed on Wednesday to an 11th package of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, aimed at stopping other countries and companies from circumventing existing measures.

The new package, tweeted by Sweden as EU president, forbids transit via Russia of an expanded list of goods and technology which might aid Russia's military or security sector.

"Putin - Dostoyevsky's hero"

"Putin should be seen as a character from the novels of Dostoyevsky, with all the contradictions and doubts about his own people," said Kissinger in an interview for Economist.
In his opinion, Russia as a whole is "bound to Europe".
"A large part of Europe's rich history is linked to Russia," he said.