EU countries agree on a new package of sanctions against Russia
The permanent representatives of the EU countries have agreed on the eighth package of sanctions against Russia, the Czech Representation to the EU reported on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR). The new sanctions provide for a ban on the sea transportation of oil to third countries at a price higher than the established one.
A ban will also be introduced on the provision of engineering, legal and IT services to Russian organizations. They will extend the ban on the import of steel products, paper, plastic, chemicals, cigarettes, as well as on the export of technology.
In addition, officials from the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, who illegally became part of Russia a few days ago, will be added to the sanctions lists. Also, EU members will introduce new criteria for circumventing sanctions, no details on these criteria are given.
The representative office of the Czech Republic clarified that the technical procedure for issuing sanctions has been launched. They will enter into force from the moment they are published in the Official Journal of the EU.