Several issues pertaining to the new restrictions remain open, however, the diplomats say. A few countries, including Germany, are concerned about how proposed measures for stemming means of bypassing sanctions could impact their relations with Turkey and China.
Meanwhile, Hungary and Greece are blocking the latest package of sanctions, and intend to continue doing so until Ukraine removes some of their companies from its list of so-called "international war sponsors."
To date, the European Union has imposed ten separate packages of sanctions on Russia.
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