The European Union has officially adopted the 10th sanction package intended to punish Russia for its aggression against Ukraine, top EU diplomat Josep Borrell tweeted.
Brussels blacklisted 121 individuals and legal entities, he added.
The EU imposed “significant new import/export restrictions” and banned “Russian propaganda outlets”, Borrell stressed.
“We remain united in our determination to dent Russia’s war machine,” the chief EU diplomat noted.
He also underlined that sanctions are imposed against those “responsible for the deportation and forced adoption of at least 6,000 Ukrainian children”. “This is a clear violation of international law, including the Geneva convention,” Borrell added.
- According to the EU press release, the new sanctions ban RT Arabic and Sputnik Arabic from broadcasting in the union.
- Three Russian banks were slapped with sanctions. Brussels does not mention which banks are now blacklisted, but Bloomberg earlier reported that it could be Alfa Bank, Tinkoff Bank, and Rosbank.
- Additional bans are imposed on exports of critical technologies and industrial goods, such as electronics, transport vehicles, car parts, and construction materials which can be used to aid Russia’s military.
- New electronic components used in Russian weaponry retrieved on the battlefield (drones, missiles, helicopters, as well as specific rare earth materials, electronic integrated circuits, and thermal cameras”).
- Transit through Russia of EU exported dual-use goods and technologies is prohibited in order to avoid circumvention.
- The EU Council also bans Russian nationals from holding top managerial positions in “EU critical infrastructures and entities”.
Per earlier reports, the latest sanction package includes tougher export restrictions on dual-purpose goods and technologies, measures against “Russian disinformation” as well as sanctions against people and companies who support Russia’s war on Ukraine, spread disinformation, and supply drones to Moscow.
Earlier, the US, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada imposed new sanctions against Moscow. Moreover, Washington is setting a 200% tariff on aluminum imports from Russia.