The EU is preparing new sanctions against Russia. Von der Leyen: “We hit her where it hurts”

The EU is preparing new sanctions against Russia. Von der Leyen: “We hit her where it hurts”
The EU is preparing new sanctions against Russia. Von der Leyen: “We hit her where it hurts”

The European Union is working “at full speed” on the 9th package of sanctions against Russia, announced Thursday the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, during a visit to Finland, Reuters informs.

“We are working hard to hit Russia where it hurts, to further reduce its ability to wage war against Ukraine, and I can announce today that we are working at full speed on the 9th sanctions package,” Von said. der Leyen in a press conference in Helsinki.

“I am confident that very soon we will approve a global price ceiling for Russian oil with the G7 and other major partners. We will have peace only when Ukraine asserts itself in front of Putin and his illegal and barbaric war”, said the head of the EU executive, writes Agerpres.

The European Union strongly condemned both Vladimir Putin’s decision to recognize the non-government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine. The EU also condemned Belarus’ involvement in Russia’s military aggression.

EU leaders have repeatedly called on Russia to immediately cease military actions, to unconditionally withdraw all military forces and equipment from Ukraine, and to fully respect the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

On October 6, the EU adopted the 8th package of sanctions against Moscow. It includes: a price ceiling related to the maritime transport of Russian oil for third countries; expanding the list of restricted products that could contribute to Russia’s military and technological consolidation; the ban on trade in weapons, firearms for civilian use, ammunition, military vehicles and paramilitary equipment; the ban on imports of steel products from Russia; the ban on providing Russia with architectural and engineering services, as well as IT consulting services and legal consulting services; the blacklisting of an additional 30 people involved in organizing mock “referendums” and seven entities supporting the war effort, such as Kalashnikov.

Publisher: IC

The article is in Romanian

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