Polish FM calls for tighter sanctions on Russia

Zbigniew Rau made the appeal in Helsinki where he met on Friday his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto. Radek Pietruszka/PAP

Poland’s foreign minister has called on the European Union to impose a new and tougher sanctions package on Russia, saying the current ones are "insufficient."

Zbigniew Rau made the appeal in Helsinki where he met on Friday his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto.

"The Russian regime should be isolated from the international community and the economy," Rau told a press conference held jointly with Haavisto. "The current sanctions are insufficient, we must continue working on a new package of restrictive measures."

He said that after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, all of Europe found itself in a new strategic situation and "Russia can no longer be seen as a partner."

So far the EU has adopted six rounds of sanctions against Moscow and the bloc is currently working on the seventh package.