EU states agree on tenth sanctions package against Russia

The new punitive measures include additional trade restrictions – especially for
are considered industrial goods, which the Russian industry does not own
Third countries like China can get it.

On the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, EU countries agreed on another package of sanctions against Russia after lengthy negotiations. Among other things, the new punitive measures provide for additional trade restrictions, as announced by the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU on Friday night in Brussels. It is the tenth sanctions package since February last year.

Agreement was reached in the Permanent Representatives Committee of all 27
Member States reached in Brussels. She must now stay until Saturday
11:30 am in written procedure. With
The package will enter into force after publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

Poland gave in

In fact, the new sanctions should already be on the anniversary
apply, but negotiations took longer than planned. Floor
According to diplomats, the main reason for this was that Poland was vehemently
stricter rules on import restrictions on synthetic products
Rubber from Russia penetrated – but Italy refused. Poland gave
finally later. According to a Polish diplomat, Warsaw agreed
on condition that the import of synthetic rubber for
the EU will be regularly reviewed in the future. will also continue to
Sanctions against the Russian nuclear sector have worked.

The new trade restrictions will be implemented in accordance with previous information from the
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, in particular
are considered industrial goods, which the Russian industry does not own
Third countries like China can get it. These include machine parts,
Antennas, cranes, special vehicles and spare parts for trucks and

In addition, export restrictions for around 50 new electronic products
Give components that are used for Russian weapons and drone systems,
Rockets and helicopters can be used. also right
rare earths and thermal imagers fall under the new rules.

Anyone who circumvents the sanctions loses access

To prevent companies from non-EU countries
deliver civilian goods for military use, such as drones, to Russia,
the application of the existing sanctions regime will be extended. Then
companies should fear in the future, access to the EU internal market
lose. In the first stage, according to the Commission
several companies from Iran sanctioned participation in the
Supplying Russia with Shahed-type drones
he must. “We want other companies and international
Stop dealers,” von der Leyen said in mid-February.

As with previous sanctions packages, the
List of added people who are no longer in the EU
are allowed entry and their assets in the EU are frozen
Need to become. Those affected are propagandists, military
commanders and political leaders.