WSJ recalls that, to come into effect, the sanctions are to be published by the EU’s official journal, “but there are still discussions at which stage (the sanctions) will be published in the official journal,” Stubb said. He believes that the schedule for implementing the new sanctions has been "fast and challenging" because Russia and Ukraine have made progress in their negotiations.
Stubb also said he was concerned about the indirect impact of the sanctions and about potential counter-sanctions that Russia might be pondering.
“Finland shares a 1,300-kilometer land border with Russia and has profited from tourism and trade with its huge eastern neighbor,” the WSJ says. “In the past during the Ukraine crisis Finland has been among the EU members that have had reservations about ramping up economic pressure on Russia.