New EU sanctions on Russia could be agreed Thursday or Friday, Borrell says

Reuters file photo
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell is seen in Doha on March 26.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A fifth round of European Union sanctions on Russia, including a ban on coal imports, could be agreed by the bloc on Thursday or on Friday, the EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell said.

“Maybe this afternoon, or tomorrow at the latest,” he told reporters as he arrived at a NATO meeting.