The EU’s Foreign Affairs Council has approved a second package of sanctions, freezing the assets of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Restrictions will not apply to trips.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics wrote about it on Twitter.
EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell repoted on the press conference that the new list of sanctions included 26 Russians.
The UK is also imposing personal sanctions on Putin and Lavrov.
Comment: “The world needs to be confident that President Putin will fail in this act of aggression,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. According to him, there can be no normalization of relations with Russia at the moment.
The European Union has previously approved a package of sanctions that will affect 70% of Russia’s banking sector and major state-owned companies, including the military industry. The EU also plans to impose a ban on oil exports and “make it impossible for Russia to improve its refineries.”
In addition, the EU will ban the sale of aircraft and aircraft equipment to Russian airlines. The sanctions package also restricts sales of semiconductors and software to Russia. Diplomats and businessmen from Russia will no longer be able to obtain EU visas as a matter of priority.
Source: Radio Svoboda