of the European Union on Thursday, October 6, 2022, approved the decision to introduce
a new package of economic and individual sanctions against Russia in response
to Russia's illegal annexation of Ukrainian territories. This is reported by "European Truth".
package introduces into the EU legislation the basis for setting the upper
limit of prices for sea transportation of Russian oil to third countries and
further restrictions on the sea transportation of crude oil and oil products to
third countries, the press service of the Council of the EU reported.
"Under the sanctions, it will be prohibited to carry out maritime transportation and provide technical assistance, brokerage services, financing or financial assistance related to maritime transportation to third countries of crude oil (from December 2022) or petroleum products (from February 2023) that originating in or exported from Russia. It will be possible to provide transport and the specified services, if oil or oil products are purchased at the established maximum price level or cheaper," the message reads.
In addition, extra import
restrictions are imposed on pulp and paper, cigarettes, plastics, and
cosmetics, as well as items used in the jewelry industry, such as stones and
precious metals, which generally generate significant revenues for Russia.
transfer of supply, or export of ancillary goods used in the aviation industry
will also be restricted.
addition, the package agreed on Thursday also includes the imposition of
sanctions on individuals and legal entities involved in the organization of
illegal "referendums", representatives of the defense sector, and
those who spread disinformation about the war.
It is noted
that the EU Council has also decided to expand the criteria for inclusion on
sanctions lists to include the possibility of punishing those who facilitate
the circumvention of EU sanctions.
"The decision of the Council of the EU also expanded the list of items of limited use that can contribute to Russia's military-technical improvement or the development of its defense and security sector. The list will now include certain electronic components, additional chemicals, and goods that can be used for capital punishment, torture, or other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment," the newspaper reported.
The Council of the EU introduces a
ban on the sale, supply, transfer, or export of civilian firearms and their
main components and ammunition, military equipment, paramilitary equipment, and
The decision prohibits EU citizens from holding any positions in the management bodies of some Russian state-owned or state-controlled legal entities, organizations, or organs.
"Sanctions also provide for restrictions on crypto-assets, the provision of architectural and engineering services, as well as consulting services in the field of information technology and legal advice in Russia," the message says.
The Council also decided that from
now on, the geographical coverage of the restrictions introduced on February
23, which include, in particular, a ban on the import of goods from the
non-government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, will also be
extended to the territories of the Zaporizhia and Kherson regions not
controlled by the Ukrainian government.