EU imposes fifth package of sanctions against Russia
Baku/08.04.22/Turan: Responding to the killing of civilians in Ukraine, the European Union decided to impose additional sanctions against Russia from April 8.
The fifth package of punitive measures was approved on Friday by the EU Foreign Ministers at a meeting in Brussels. Thus, a ban on imports of coal and other solid energy carriers from Russia has been imposed since August 2022.
Besides, the supply of high-tech goods to Russia is prohibited.
There is also a complete ban on transfers of four Ruaaian banks, including the VTB, in the territory of the European Union.
Russian ships and vessels flying under the Russian flag are banned to enter the ports of the European Union.
Besides, the sanctions provide for further restrictions on trade with Russia. For example, imports of timber, cement and seafood from Russia are banned. These restrictions are estimated at 15-20 billion euros.
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed the package on April 5, after evidence emerged of the mass murder of Ukrainian civilians by the Russian military in the town of Bucha. -02D-