EU member states have reached an agreement on a new package of sanctions against Russia. This is reported by the ČTK news agency with reference to the Czech representation in the EU.
“Part of the eighth sanctions package is an agreement to impose maximum prices on Russian oil. The EU will also extend the ban on the export of certain strategic technologies to Russia, as well as the import of Russian products.
Even more Russians will be placed on the EU sanctions list. It also provides for a ban on the provision of legal and IT services to Russian companies.
The new restrictions are expected to take effect this week after EU member states formally approve them in writing.
New restrictions against Russia in the EU were proposed at the end of September in the context of referendums in the LPR, DPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.
As previously reported, the European Union considered an outright ban on cryptocurrency transactions for Russians. It was also reported that an extended package of restrictions from the European Union and the United States could affect the Mir payment system and key structures of the Moscow Stock Exchange.
Some countries also previously closed entry to Russians, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. The EU suspended the visa facilitation agreement with Russia.
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