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18:40 08 Dec 2022

New package of EU sanctions will ban supply of laptops and cameras to russia — Politico

The new ninth package of European Union sanctions against the russian federation in connection with the full-scale invasion of Ukraine is aimed at undermining the russian military-industrial complex. And it also affects several branches of the russian industry.

Politico has the draft restrictive measures at its disposal and writes about the details of the EU sanctions.

The European Commission proposed expanding the sanctions list to include 169 organizations that supply russia with goods "that can contribute to the technological improvement of the russian defense and security sector."

As for export controls, it is proposed to apply to drone engines, chemical, and biological equipment, riot control equipment, and electronic components.

The EU also wants to expand the list of sanctioned aviation and space goods to include aircraft engines and their parts, as well as "laptops, hard drives, cameras, and lenses".

In a separate document detailing the list of new organizations subject to sanctions, the suspension of broadcast licenses for the russian channels NTV/NTV Mir, Russia 1, REN TV, and Channel One is provided.

Another document proposes imposing sanctions against several russian military formations, particularly the commander of the neo-Nazi group "Rusich" Yan Petrovskyi, which maintains close ties with PMK "Wagner."

Currently, EU permanent representatives are discussing a list of new sanctions; they are expected to be agreed upon and approved this week or early next. Earlier it became known that Hungary opposed the planned new package of anti-russian sanctions.

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On December 7, on Wednesday, the European Commission announced the ninth package of sanctions against russia for the war it unleashed, which it proposes to member countries to approve.

About 200 individuals and companies are proposed to be added to the sanctions list, including military personnel, representatives of the defense industry, members of the State Duma and the Federation Council, ministers, governors, and politicians.

The European Commission proposes sanctions against three more russian banks and additional export restrictions for dual-purpose goods and has also prepared measures to make it more difficult for russia to access drones.

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