The European Union today is to announce expansion of its sanctions against individuals and companies. The expanded sanctions list is to add 19 individuals and 9 companies that according to the EU are responsible for the escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
According to European media, there are 5 Russian citizens among the new 19 individuals on the list. It's one of the deputy defense ministers, two high-ranking Defense Ministry officials and two lawmakers, writes Belgium's EUobserver. There's also one company, says the media.