On Wednesday, EU ambassadors approved the details of the eighth package of EU sanctions.
Rikard Jozwiak, the editor of "Radio Liberty" on European issues, announced this on his Twitter.
"The EU ambassadors approved all the details of the package of sanctions against Russia and launched the so-called written procedure, which will end tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.," he said.
Subsequently, information about the approval of sanctions was confirmed by the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
The official publication of the package of sanctions is expected on October 6.
The main element of the sanctions is the limitation of oil prices. Meanwhile, Hungary said that the price restrictions on Russian oil should not be applied to pipeline supplies and, in emergency cases, to sea supplies, and also achieved the exclusion of nuclear energy from the new EU sanctions package against Russia.
Last week, the European Commission proposed an eighth package of sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine and holding illegal referendums in the occupied territories.
It includes, in particular, a ban on trade with the Russian Federation in the amount of 7.5 billion euros and a legal basis for limiting the prices of Russian oil.
The package also aims to hit Russia's steel industry and deprive the Kremlin's military of key technologies.
Brussels is also introducing a new category of sanctions for people who help circumvent restrictions imposed on Russia.
In addition, the EU will expand the sanctions lists and introduce personal sanctions against representatives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and representatives of the occupying power controlled by the Kremlin in the four Ukrainian regions where the pseudo-referendums of the Russian Federation took place.
The package also prohibits EU citizens from joining the boards of Russian state-owned enterprises.