Sanctions against Russia will be discussed by representatives of EU countries on April 6.

The European Union is preparing new sanctions against Russia after reports of mass killings of civilians in the suburbs of Kyiv. The European Council has placed responsibility for them on Moscow; French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed to completely stop the EU countries’ purchases of coal and oil from Russia.

In a statement, the European Council, the EU’s highest political body, said that the mass killings committed in the Russian-controlled territories of Ukraine will forever remain in the history of Europe. The text emphasizes that Russia is responsible for crimes committed on the territory controlled by it. Sanctions against Russia will be discussed by representatives of EU countries on April 6. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called for an additional emergency summit of the union leaders. According to the politician, Germany remains the main opponent of the new sanctions, while German Chancellor Olaf Scholz yesterday announced the need to tighten restrictions against Russia in connection with the massacres in Bucha.