After days of wrangling, the European Union has agreed on a new package of sanctions against Russia - the ninth. The banking sector is one of the areas affected. In addition, a decision on a price cap on Russian gas is to be made in the coming week. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian leadership is once again urgently asking the EU for more weapons in order to be able to withstand the Russian war of aggression.
The reports of the 296th day of Russia's war against Ukraine in the stern newsblog: