The EU gives the green light to the tenth package of sanctions against Russia on the anniversary of the war
Among them are the ban on the export of technology for military use and various measures against Iranian companies that supply drones to Moscow
The European Union has agreed this Friday “in extremis” the tenth package of sanctions against Russia, coinciding with the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine, which includes a ban on the export of technology for military use and measures against Iranian companies that supply drones to Moscow.
“Today, the EU approved the tenth package of sanctions against Russia” The Swedish presidency of the Council of the European Union has announced the decision to “help Ukraine win the war” on its official Twitter account. The EU is “United with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people”, she continued, and promised that the Twenty-seven will continue to support Kiev “for as long as it takes”.
The negotiations between the EU countries had been stuck in the last few hours due to the volume of synthetic rubber quotasHe said that the Twenty-seven could import from Russia, since Poland wanted to lower them, although the agreement was finally reached. After more than twenty-four hours.
Restrictions and sanctions
The negotiated package “includes, for example, tighter restrictions on the export of technology.” toand dual-use items”, selective restricted measures against persons and entities that support the war, spread propaganda or deliver drones used by Russia in the war and measures against Russian disinformation”, the Swedish presidency has listed in its tweet. /p>
“Collectively, EU member states have imposed the strongest and most far-reaching sanctions ever imposed to help Ukraine win the war,” he said.
Specifically, 47 electronic components will be sanctioned that Russia can useIn their weapons systems, such as drones, missiles and helicopters, in such a way, taking into account the nine previous packages, there will have been a complete analysis of their weapons systems. All technological products found on the battlefield were already banned, according to what the president of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, had said when proposing them.
Also will be penalized seven Iranian companiesThey are linked to the Revolutionary Guards that make the drones that Tehran is targeting. giving Moscow a chance to bomb Ukraine.
The new measures include a hundred Russian individuals and companies, including members of the Army, those responsible for committing crimes in Ukraine and to deport Ukrainian children to Russia.
All of them will have their property and assets held by the EU freezedand they will be prohibited from entering community territory.
To prevent Russia from circumventing the previous measures
The tenth package once again focuses on the need to prevent both Russia and the oligarchs avoid sanctions and it has been agreed to study the possibility of using the assets of the Russian Central Bank frozen in the EU for the reconstruction of Ukraine.
However, several countries -among They Spain- have legal doubts about the possibility of using the funds for reconstruction and ask for the maximum international consensus.
The sanctions, however, are still in effect. a have to be formally approved before they can actually go into effect.
Beyond the law After this tenth package against Russia, EU countries will start discussing early next week a new round of sanctions against Belarus for its support of the Kremlin in the war against Russia. Ukraine.