Bruxelles (dpa). The EU heads of state and authorities agreed to a complete package deal of sanctions towards Russia at a particular summit on Thursday. The punitive measures have an effect on the areas of power, finance and transport, amongst others. As well as, there can be export controls on sure merchandise and restrictions on visa coverage. This doesn’t but embody Russia’s exclusion from the Swift fee site visitors system. Some EU states have reservations about this far-reaching step, another heads of state and authorities spoke out in favour of the strongest potential punitive measures.
New EU sanctions are additionally to be imposed on Russia’s companion Belarus due to its help for the assault on Ukraine. As well as, the preparation of a 3rd package deal of punitive measures towards Russia is to start instantly.
The US, Germany and 5 different main democratic financial powers (G7) have additionally urged Russia to cease the bloodshed in Ukraine and withdraw its troops. The leaders of the Group of Seven issued a joint assertion after a video convention led by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz calling for them to face “shoulder to shoulder” with Ukraine. Germany presently holds the presidency of the G7.