The world’s reaction to the war in Ukraine. The fifth package of sanctions.

The European Union has announced a fifth package of sanctions against the russian federation amid an aggressive war against Ukraine.

Details of the next sanctions during a briefing on April 5 were announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. She noted that some of them will apply to Belarus, which, without declaring war in Ukraine, is actively helping Russia’s regular troops. “russia is waging a brutal, ruthless war, also against the civilian population of Ukraine. At this critical point, we need to withstand maximum pressure. So today we are proposing the 5th package of sanctions,” she said.

In particular, EU countries have agreed to the following steps against russia:

  • Complete ban on imports of russian coal. This enriched the aggressor country by € 4 billion annually.
  • A complete ban on transactions in four russian banks. In the list – the second largest bank in russia – VTB. In total, these four banks account for almost a quarter of the entire banking sector of the aggressor country’s economy.
  • A total ban on the participation of russian companies in public procurement in EU countries, in turn, EU countries – is prohibited from financially supporting government agencies in russia.
  • Deprivation of the right to work in the EU of road transport operators in russia and Belarus.
  • Partial ban on russian ships entering EU ports. Exceptions are agricultural and food products, humanitarian goods and energy.
  • Export prohibited – quantum computers and semiconductors, advanced equipment of the machine-building industry and transport. Applies to both russia and Belarus.
  • Imports are prohibited – from wood and cement products to seafood and liqueurs. Applies to both russia and Belarus.

According to the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, the next package of sanctions against russia will be directly related to the oil imports of the aggressor country.

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