MOSCOW, December 9. /TASS/, Russia will formulate its response after a thorough analysis of the European Union’s ninth package of sanctions, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said on Friday.
"Our actions will be based on a thorough analysis of what this package [of EU sanctions] will contain," he said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 television channel.
On Wednesday, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen presented a draft of the ninth package of anti-Russian sanctions, which blacklists up to 200 more individuals, companies and organizations, including three banks, defense-sector, energy-sector and mining enterprises. The European Union also plans to ban the broadcasting of four more Russian television channels.