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EU foreign ministers discuss 11th sanctions package against Russia

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On May 22, in Brussels, the foreign ministers of the EU countries did not take concrete decisions on the 11th sanctions package against Russia. Hungary has not said it will veto the sanctions package if OTP Bank is not removed from the Ukrainian blacklist. Before the start of the Foreign Affairs Council, however, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó warned that his country would veto new EU sanctions package against Russia. 

After the EU Foreign Affairs Meeting, Bulgaria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in the caretaker cabinet Ivan Kondov was asked by the BNR whether there had been discussions on how the sanctions against OTP Bank would affect its Bulgarian subsidiary DSK Bank. "I do not have any information suggesting that DSK Bank has been affected taking into account the fact that it is part of OTB Bank", Minister Kondov said. OTB Bank was included in Ukraine’s list of “international war sponsors”, because the bank continues to operate in Russia. On 23 May, in Brussels, EU Ministers of Defence are to discuss ammunition production and delivery to Ukraine.

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