EU, NATO ready to impose severe sanctions on Russia, says Dutch Prime Minister

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

© APA | Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

# 14 February 2022 17:02 (UTC +04:00)

The EU and NATO are ready to jointly introduce severe sanctions, if Russia "pursues further aggression" in the situation around Ukraine, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte announced on Monday after discussing the situation on the Ukrainian border with head of the European Council Charles Michel and other European officials, APA reports citing TASS.

"Discussed latest developments in troubling situation on Ukraine’s border with European Council President Charles Michel and other EU colleagues. Solution lies in de-escalation and diplomacy. The EU and NATO stand ready to jointly impose severe sanctions if Russia pursues further aggression," he wrote on Twitter.