18:52 15 Nov 2023

Borrell submits proposals for 12th EU package of sanctions against Russia

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In line with the decision by the October EU Council to further weaken Russia's ability to continue its aggression against Ukraine, Josep Borrell, together with the Commission, submitted last night a proposal for the 12th package of sanctions.

The High Representative proposes to sanction over 120 additional individuals and entities for their role in undermining Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. 

Borrell also proposes adopting new import and export bans and actions to tighten the oil price cap and counter circumvention of EU sanctions.

The proposals for listings include actors from the Russian military, defense, and IT sectors, as well as other important economic operators.

The proposed measures target those who have orchestrated the recent illegal so-called "elections" in the territories of Ukraine that Russia has temporarily occupied, those responsible for the forced "re-education" of Ukrainian children, and actors spreading disinformation and propaganda in support of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

The proposals aim to reinforce the sanctions framework overall.

The sanctions packages are part of the EU's strategy to respond to Russia's illegal war against Ukraine, together with measures designed to support Ukraine politically, economically, and militarily. The EU's policy remains to increase pressure on Russia to stop its repeated violations of the UN Charter and international law and to make these violations more costly for the Russian war machine.

Since Russia's military invasion began, the EU has already imposed 11 sanctions packages targeting various sectors. The EU continues to provide Ukraine with substantial political, economic, financial, humanitarian, and military support. Since February 2022, the EU and its member states have provided Ukraine with more than €82 billion assistance.


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