The EU is discussing the next, seventh in a row, package of sanctions against the Russian Federation for its armed invasion of Ukraine.
In it, as Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala told the agency Reuters, they do not plan to include an embargo on Russian gas. He explained that this is a painful and complex issue:
“It is necessary to respect the rule that sanctions should have a greater impact on Russia than on the countries imposing sanctions.”
Therefore, given the strong dependence of a number of European countries on Russian gas imports, this issue has not yet been discussed. However, the new package of sanctions will include a ban on the import of gold from the Russian Federation. It is also planned to expand personal sanctions and the list of dual-use products whose export to Russia is prohibited.
The Czech Prime Minister promised that the seventh package of sanctions would be presented in the very near future, the newspaper writes. “Present Tense”.
Recall that after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Union and the United States, as well as the states that joined them, introduced several packages of sanctions against the Russian Federation and announced the preparation of new ones. The last one sixthwas presented EU At the beginning of June. It includes the phasing out of Russian oil by the European Union.