The European Union would target state-owned Russian banks under proposals considered by EU governments on Thursday.
"The Financial Times" reported that new EU sanctions on Russia for its role in unrest in eastern Ukraine seem set to include banning Russian banks from selling shares on European markets.
The EU sanctions would go further than those the United States imposed on two Russian banks -- Gazprombank and VEB -- on July 16, with the EU sanctions targeting all banks with more than 50 percent state ownership.
It is also expected 15 individuals and 18 organizations will be added to the EU's sanctions list for undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity.
The names of the individuals and organizations are due to be released today.
Crimea felt lack of qualified health professionals
Lviv hosts National Communities Forum
Darkness and queues on ferry await Crimea
Disabled ATO soldiers proved their strength
The 46 Film Festival Molodist opened in Kyiv
"My Ukraine" on canvas of artist
Largest entertainment park for children opened in Kyiv
Power outages began in Crimea
Defendant in "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case missed birth of daughter
Chubarov: Mogilev fled from Crimea, when we fought for it
IS Militants shot nearly 300 people in Mosul
Merkel predicts sanctions against RF for actions in Syria
ATO Headquarters: Militants used Grads in Luhansk direction
Egypt resold "Mistrals" to Russia for $ 1
Russia refused to release Kolchenko and Sentsov to Ukraine
Dzhemilev and TİKA opened the Crimean Tatar cultural center
RF Cabinet of Ministers ‘snips’ Black Sea
Court considered case of Mejlis member Zeynur Yakubov in Cr
Putin's sinister image
Road map plan to ensure security in Donbas
Prosecutor of ATO forces charged with illicit enrichment
Crimea-SOS announces rally in support of kidnapped in Crimea
Scary and amazing, leading to the world of the unconscious: exhibition of masks
Italy hinders introduction of new sanctions against Russia
Incidence of tuberculosis in Crimea is higher than in Russia