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    PM: EU unwilling to increase sanctions against Russia

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has expressed doubt that the European Union (EU) will impose another round of sanctions against Russia.

    “When I talk to diplomats in Brussels, circumventing sanctions seems to be a red herring when it comes to further packages,” the prime minister said in an interview with the private broadcaster RMF FM on Saturday.

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki cited a Dutch government document to back his position that additional sanctions against Russia should not be imposed, according to a report from the Associated Press. The document, which Morawiecki mentioned, suggested focusing on sanctions avoidance rather than introducing further restrictions.

    “I think the issue will return to the agenda in the coming weeks,” he said. “I hear European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is also open to it.”

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has acknowledged that loopholes in sanctions are a pressing issue. The leader has expressed his government’s commitment to ensuring that these restrictions are properly enforced. He emphasized the importance of taking active steps to address the matter, noting that Poland is determined to do its part in creating a secure and stable environment.

    “I’m worried that the already introduced restrictions are very often circumvented,” he said.

    “Apart from the 11th package of sanctions, we should also be talking about closing the loopholes in the current packages,” Morawiecki said.

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