New EU Sanctions to Come in Next Few Days, Finnish Minister Says

The European Union's latest sanctions against Russia are intended to come into force in the next few days, a Finnish minister said Wednesday.

"Their entry into force is intended to take place in the next few days, leaving time for an assessment of the [Ukraine] cease-fire agreement and the peace plan," Leena Toivakka, the Finnish Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, said in a speech.

EU governments adopted the new sanctions on Monday but delayed enforcing them.

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