The Council of the European Union held a gathering yesterday, on February 28, to handle Russia’s navy aggression in opposition to Ukraine.
Throughout this assembly, the Council determined so as to add 26 Russian people and one Russian entity to the listing of individuals, entities, and our bodies that now are topic to restrictive measures.
In accordance with the Council, such a call was taken because the actions taken by these people and the entity have undermined and threatened the integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine, SchengenVisaInfo.com stories.
The Council has revealed that the listings embrace enterprise individuals and oligarchs lively within the banking, oil, and funds sector. As well as, the listings additionally embrace authorities members, propagandists, and high-level navy personalities who contributed to spreading anti-Ukrainian propaganda and selling a constructive perspective in the direction of Ukraine’s invasion.
Commenting on the choice, the Excessive Consultant for Overseas Affairs and Safety Coverage, Josep Borrell, stated that by means of these sanctions, the Council goals to focus on all individuals and entities who’ve a big position in supporting Putin’s regime.
“With these extra sanctions, we’re focusing on all who’re having a big financial position in supporting Putin’s regime and profit financially from the system. These sanctions will expose the wealth of Putin’s elite. Those that allow the invasion of Ukraine pays the value for his or her motion,” the assertion of Borell reads.
The restrictive measures that now apply to a complete of 680 Russian people and 53 entities embrace an asset freeze and a prohibition for making funds accessible to them. As well as, the restrictive measures additionally embrace a journey ban, which means that the listed individuals are prohibited from getting into or transiting by means of the territory of the EU.
The Council additional famous that the package deal of measures additionally contains the supply of kit and provides to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on entry to airports of EU by Russian carries of every kind, in addition to a ban on transactions with the Russian Central Financial institution.
“The European Union condemns within the strongest potential phrases the Russian Federation’s unprovoked and unjustified navy aggression in opposition to Ukraine. By its unlawful navy actions, Russia is grossly violating worldwide regulation and the ideas of the UN Constitution and undermining European and international safety and stability,” the Council emphasised.
Final week, the Council additionally imposed sanctions in opposition to President Putin and Overseas Minister Lavrov. Moreover, the identical adopted wide-ranging particular person and financial sanctions.
The EU will prohibit provide, sale, and switch or export to Russia of particular items and applied sciences in oil refining. Furthermore, Russian officers, diplomats, and enterprise individuals will now not be capable of profit from visa facilitation provisions.
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