The ambassadors of 28 EU countries agreed impose of sanctions against four Russian military intelligence officers, TASS reports with reference to its sources in EU council. Among them are Russians suspected of attempting to kill Sergei and Yulia Skripal, known as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.
The names of the other two people, the diplomat did not name. They will be known after the EU Council approves the decision of the ambassadors. "As expected, the foreign ministers will approve this decision on January 21 at a scheduled meeting of the EU Council in Brussels," he added.
Thus, four Russians and five Syrians will be the first to be included in the blacklist of those who according to of the European Union are responsible for the production and use of chemical weapons.