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Berlin delays adoption of a new package of EU sanctions against Russia

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun20,2024

Berlin is delaying the adoption of a new package of EU sanctions against the Russian Federation

EU countries were unable to accept the 14th th package of sanctions against Russia, the reason for this was the actions of Germany, which is still delaying the process. Berlin has not yet agreed on a new sanctions package, despite the cancellation of a clause that Germany considered problematic. EU diplomats reported this, as Reuters reports, on Wednesday, June 19.

Politicians from 27 EU countries have been discussing the package for more than a month. The new measures include a ban on the transhipment of Russian liquefied natural gas and a plan to hold European operators accountable for sanctions violations by subsidiaries and partners in third countries.

This clause was removed from the bill, diplomats and a Reuters source familiar with the situation told final document after criticism from Germany.

This provision would force exporters to be responsible for the actions of partners in third countries, which are difficult for European companies to control.

The EU is constantly tightening sanctions against Moscow due to military invasion of Ukraine, which began in 2022, but these efforts are undermined by circumventing sanctions through the sale of Russian energy through third countries.

Discussions on new restrictive measures against Russia will continue on Thursday, June 20, sources say.< /p>

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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