Reuters: EU diplomats fail to agree on tenth anti-Russia sanctions package
MOSCOW, February 22 – RIA Novosti. The European Union failed to agree on the tenth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation on Wednesday, Reuters reported, citing four diplomatic sources.
Diplomats said there were still “a few unresolved issues”.
“New negotiations are expected on Thursday to reach agreement on the 10th package of sanctions among EU countries,” the report said.
On February 15, the European Commission presented proposals for a new 11 billion euro anti-Russian sanctions package that will affect electronics, special vehicles, truck and aircraft engine parts, dual-use goods, the construction sector, rare earth materials, thermal. high-tech products, including imaging cameras, components that can be used in drones, rockets, and helicopters. In addition, nearly a hundred individuals and organizations, including politicians, security guards and media representatives, will be included in the personal sanctions list.
According to European media, under personal sanctions, the head of Rossotrudnichestvo, Tatyana Moskalkova, Yevgeny Primakov, politicians Lenara Ivanova, Vyacheslav Dukhin, who provided for the freezing of assets in the EU and the ban on travel to European countries, may come under personal sanctions. , military leaders Alexey Avdeev, Mikhail Teplinskiy, Sergey Karakaev, several leaders of Roskomnadzor, deputy ministers, parliamentarians, senators, prosecutors.
In addition, the All-Russian People’s Front, the Russian Wealth Fund, several arms manufacturers and London-based Pawell Shipping company could also be put on the sanctions list. Three more banks may be subject to restrictions: Alfa-Bank, Rosbank, Tinkoff Bank and two insurance companies: Ingosstrakh and Russian National Reinsurance Company RNPK.
This time, media group Patriot and media group Rossiya Segodnya could be among the media under European sanctions, and the EU could also ban the broadcast and distribution of RT Arabic and Sputnik Arabic.
EU sanctions against companies include the freezing of all assets on European soil and a ban on doing business in the EU.
Since the end of February last year, the EU has approved nine packages of sanctions against Russia, which include financial and trade restrictions as well as individual sanctions. Currently, individual EU sanctions against Russia are applied to 1,386 individuals and 171 entities.
The Russian Federation has repeatedly stated that the country will cope with the pressure of sanctions that the West began to impose on Russia a few years ago and continues to increase. Moscow noted that the West did not have the courage to accept the failure of sanctions against the Russian Federation. In Western countries, opinions have repeatedly been heard that the anti-Russian sanctions are ineffective. Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously stated that the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West and that the sanctions deal a serious blow to the entire global economy. According to him, the main purpose of the West is to make the lives of millions of people worse.
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