The European Union has slapped sanctions on several Libyan individuals (assets freeze and travel ban) as well as on political figures and entities (assets freeze).

The Head of the EU delegation to Libya Antonio Jose Sabadell said the bloc put 16 individuals under travel ban restrictions and 20 individuals as well as 19 under assets freeze.

Sabadell said on Twitter that the resolution was sent to the Security Council to place the names on its relevant sanctions lists, saying this led to having 28 persons on the travel ban list and 23 on assets freeze.

The EU said it was ready to use the sanctions option to support the political process and deter any past spoiling acts from being repeated to maintain the chance of making peace and regaining stability.

On last Thursday, the EU slapped sanctions on the Russian businessman known as Putin's chef, Yevgeny Prigozhin, and the owner of Wagner Group mercenary recruiter, over the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya.