The EU confirmed plans for sanctions against third countries that help the Russian Federation with goods
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, confirmed on Monday that the new package of sanctions against Russia will include measures against third countries that help the aggressor state in waging war against Ukraine.
This is reported by “European Truth” with reference to Euronews.
According to von der Leyen, the measures prepared by the European Commission are “essentially a warning that we take our sanctions seriously, that we can ban (export – ed.) certain goods to third countries if there is clear evidence that this is a circumvention sanctions and supplies to Russia”.
“We see that there is a discrepancy between what starts in the European Union, transits through Russia, and then ends up in a third country. And that’s why we are discussing as a deterrent the question of whether there should be such a ban on transit,” she explained. she.
The head of the European Commission did not specify exactly how this mechanism will work, and mentioned that it is about “several control points” that will confirm the need for restrictions.
Also, she added, the new package of sanctions may expand the list of EU goods prohibited for transit through Russia.
Earlier, we will remind you about such restrictions was not officially announced. But the EU confirmed that the import to Russia of such goods as semiconductors and integrated circuits from such countries as Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, China and others increased sharply with the start of a full-scale war in Ukraine.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced last week that new sanctions would be targeted to combat the circumvention of already introduced trade restrictions and developed “in very close coordination” with the G7 countries.
According to the media, the European Union also offers officially stop the supply of Russian oil to Germany and Poland.