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EU Council receives proposals for new sanctions package against Russia

15 November, 2023 Wednesday
20:10

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, together with the European Commission, submitted proposals for the 12th sanctions package against Russia

This is reported by the press service of the European External Action Service (EEAS).

“In line with the decision by the October European Council to further weaken Russia’s ability to continue its aggression against Ukraine, the High Representative, together with the Commission, submitted last night to the Council a proposal for the 12th package of sanctions,” the statement says. 

Borrell proposes to impose sanctions on more than 120 individuals and legal entities for their role in undermining Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The High Representative, along with the European Commission, is also reportedly proposing new import and export bans, as well as stricter measures to curb oil price ceilings and counteract the circumvention of EU sanctions.

Proposals for inclusion in the sanctions list, as noted, include representatives of the Russian military, defense and IT sectors, as well as other important economic operators.

The proposed measures are aimed at those who organized the recent illegal so-called elections in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, those responsible for the forced "re-education" of Ukrainian children, as well as those who spread disinformation and propaganda in support of Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine, the EEAS noted.

The proposals are aimed at strengthening the sanctions system as a whole, the European Commission added.

The sanctions packages are part of the EU's strategy to respond to Russia's illegal war against Ukraine, as well as measures aimed at supporting Ukraine politically, economically and militarily. The EU's policy remains aimed at increasing pressure on Russia to stop its repeated violations of the UN Charter and international law and to increase the cost of these violations for the Russian military machine, the EEAS said.

  • On October 26, media reported that the G7 countries would announce a mechanism for restricting Russian diamond imports by the end of October, after which the EU would immediately finalize a proposal for the 12th sanctions package against Russia.
  • An Espreso correspondent reported that the EU leaders' summit will discuss strengthening sanctions against Russia. The next 12th sanctions package will include Russian diamonds, Russian aluminum and dual-use goods.
  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday, October 27, that the European Union is preparing a new 12th sanctions package against Russia.
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