EU announced sixth package of sanctions against Russia

Baku/04.05.22/Turan: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced a sixth package of sanctions against Russia for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. It also included a proposal to impose a phased oil embargo. She wrote about it in Twitter, UNIAN reports.

Falling under the EU restrictions, are in particular, those responsible for atrocities by the Russian army in Bucha.

"Today we present the sixth package of sanctions. First, we have included a list of high-ranking military and other individuals who committed war crimes in Bucha. We know who you are. And you will be held accountable," said the EC President.

Besides, a number of Russian financial institutions, as well as Russian propagandists came under sanctions.

"Secondly, we are putting Sberbank - by far the largest bank in Russia - and two other major banks under restrictions. Third, we prohibit access to our airwaves to three large state broadcasters who aggressively spread Putin's lies and propaganda. Finally, we propose banning Russian oil. Let's face it: this is not going to be easy. But we have to work on it," von der Leyen said.

She emphasized that the EU wants Ukraine to win over Russia.

"That is why I propose to start working on a massive recovery package for our Ukrainian friends. This package should provide for large investments to meet the needs and implement the necessary reforms," von der Leyen added.

The fifth package of EU sanctions against Russia came into force on April 8. It includes a ban on purchase of Russian coal from August 2022 and prohibition for Russian ships to call at the EU ports.

Transport to Belarus and Russia is also banned, except for some goods.-0-


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