The ambassadors of the European Union member states have agreed to impose new sanctions against Russia and China due to their involvement in cyberattacks, according to Brussels-based RFE/RL journalist Rikard Jozwiak.
"EU ambassadors today decided to adopt asset freezes against Russia's GRU military intel and the intel services of China and North Korea over the cyberattacks WannaCry, NotPetya, and Cloud Hopper, there will also be visa ban and asset freezes of six Russian and Chinese officials," Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on July 22.
EU ambassadors have today decided to adopt asset freezes against #Russia's GRU military intel & the intel services of #China and #NorthKorea over the cyberattacks WannaCry, NotPetya & Cloud Hopper. there will also be visa bans & asset freezes on 6 Russian & Chinese officials— Rikard Jozwiak (@RikardJozwiak) July 22, 2020
As UNIAN reported earlier, EU diplomats intended to slap sanctions on those responsible for the cyberattack on the German Bundestag.