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Natalia Nikonorova commented introduction of personal sanctions by the EU against officials of the DPR and LPR

The introduction of personal sanctions by the European Union against the officials of Republics will not benefit any of parties to the conflict. Once again, instead of de-escalating the conflict, Kiev’s western partners spend time and effort on meaningless and totally ineffective sanctions. The ban on visiting and doing business in Europe, of course, will not be a serious loss for our officials, but such actions create an atmosphere of mutual distrust in the negotiation process, postponing the prospect of a peaceful resolving