Three European diplomats told Reuters on Thursday that the European Union was likely to impose travel bans and asset freezes on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, possibly as soon as this month, after France and Germany signalled their willingness to move ahead.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will welcome his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday — the Russian’s first visit to Washington since a controversial 2017 meeting with US President Donald Trump, the State Department announced.
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan met on Thursday Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. They discussed cooperation between the two countries and ways to enhance the bilateral strategic partnership in various fields.
EU leaders agreed on Thursday to impose new sanctions on Russia's financial, energy and transport sectors, introduce export controls, and blacklist more Russians following Putin's decision to invade Ukraine.