EU approves fresh round of sanctions on Russia, almost missing self-imposed deadline of 24 February

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The European Union agreed on Friday to slap a new round of sanctions against Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine, a hard-fought decision that almost missed the self-imposed deadline of 24 February and was supposed to coincide with the war’s one-year anniversary. The fresh raft bans EU exports worth at least €11 billion, blacklists propagandists and, for the first time, directly targets Iran’s Revolutionary Guards for their covert military aid to the Kremlin. But the final deal by ambassadors took longer than expected as negotiations went down to the wire, following unsuccessful attem…

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