As stated by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, the EU authorities have completed the preparatory work on the development of sanctions in case Russia's attacks on Ukraine.
Speaking at a briefing following the results of the EU Council in Brussels, Borrell noted that European politicians will continue to convince Moscow by diplomatic means to take the path of dialogue. “Although Russian rhetoric” does not inspire much confidence in us, “he said.
“If diplomacy does not lead to success, then we are very far advanced in preparing reactions to potential Russian aggression. It will be a quick and decisive answer,” the head of European diplomacy warned.
However, Borrell did not answer the question of a DW correspondent when exactly the preparatory work would be completed.