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Poland and Baltic states propose new restrictions on Russia

23 January, 2024 Tuesday
16:00

Poland and the Baltic states have prepared new proposals for EU sanctions against Russia and Belarus on the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine

RMF24 reported the information.

In particular, they will include a ban on imports of liquefied natural gas, aluminum, and complications for Russia to circumvent restrictions.

In addition, it is proposed to introduce a number of other solutions aimed at hindering the economic and technological development of Russia.

"The proposed solutions also include a ban on the transfer of knowledge, scientific cooperation and research funding in the case of Russia, further measures to combat Moscow's circumvention of sanctions, toughening sanctions in the aviation sector and expanding the list of prohibited products used in the production of drones," the statement reads.

Poland and the Baltic states also want the new package of sanctions to partially cover Belarus to prevent Russia from circumventing EU restrictions with the help of Minsk.

These proposals will be included in the negotiations on the 13th package of EU sanctions against Russia. The package is scheduled to be approved on February 24, the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

  • On January 18, the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions on 19 tankers that were transporting Russian oil under the flags of Liberia and Panama.
  • On January 20, reports indicated that Russia had overtaken Saudi Arabia to become the largest supplier of crude oil to China in 2023. Instead, Beijing continues to ignore Western sanctions against Russia.
  • On January 22, the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption added 272 art objects belonging to oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, who is close to Putin, to the War and Sanctions portal.
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