New restrictions will ban gold imports and freeze Sberbank's assets. Actors Sergei Bezrukov and Vladimir Mashkov, the mayor of Moscow and Ukrainian collaborators will be subject to personal measures.
The ambassadors of the EU countries approved the seventh package of sanctions against Russia. One of the ambassadors, representative of Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius wrote about this on Twitter.
New restrictions will ban the import of gold from Russia and freeze the assets of Sberbank. The 7th sanctions package contains export control measures and personal sanctions against more than 50 legal entities and individuals, the representative of Lithuania noted.
EU European restrictions will not affect trade in agricultural products between third countries and Russia.
< h2>Sanctions against Russia: who is on the list
The editors of Radio Liberty received a document with the names of those who may be under sanctions. There are 47 names on the list in total. There is actor Sergei Bezrukov, who supported the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, his colleague Vladimir Mashkov, who advocated Russia's recognition of the independence of the “L/DPR” and the annexation of Crimea.
First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, he is part of the inner circle of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin is also threatened with sanctions for ties with Putin.
Among the candidates are people whom Ukrainian law enforcement officials consider collaborators. These are Konstantin Ivashchenko, who was appointed “mayor” of the city after the occupation of Mariupol, and Oleksandr Kobets, appointed to the post of “mayor” of Kherson.
The official decision should be published on July 21. The European Commission wanted to extend the previous six packages of sanctions until January 2023.
Many sanctions against the Russian Federation do not work
Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak, in an interview with Novoye Vremya, said that each new package strengthens sanctions against the Russian Federation.
Many restrictions, according to him, were initially not effective enough.
“We saw that many sanctions have very beautiful names, but do not work. Now we we are working primarily to recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. It is very important that the US Congress accept this,” he stressed.
Bloomberg previously reported that the seventh package of sanctions will change the of goods to the Kaliningrad region through Lithuania.
The Boeing aircraft company stopped selling aircraft to Russia due to Western sanctions. The manufacturer wanted to supply more than 1.5 thousand aircraft to Russia over 20 years.