The source said that the EU agreed on sanctions against several individuals in Venezuela

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy fotobanka in the EU in the European quarter in Brussels. Archival photoThe source said that the EU agreed on sanctions against several individuals in Venezuela© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

Permanent representatives of the countries-EU members to the European Union on Thursday decided to impose individual sanctions against a number of individuals in Venezuela amid a political crisis in the country, formal approval is expected next week, told RIA Novosti source in the EU.

«The ambassadors agreed on a new list (of persons) against whom will be introduced restrictive measures on the background of the situation in Venezuela,» said the spokesman, who requested anonymity.

In his words, «the final approval and publication is expected next week.»

The source did not state how many people will be under sanctions.

In November, the foreign Ministers of member countries, the EU imposed against Venezuela arms embargo and banned the country equipment that may be used for «internal repression». They also adopted a regulatory framework that will impose individual sanctions against those who violate, in the opinion of the EU, the rule of law and human rights. These measures involve a ban on entering the EU and freezing of assets. While in the sanctions list none listed.

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