EU expands sanctions list against Russia

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Among the 217 people listed, senior Kremlin officials, oligarchs Moshe Kantor, Boris Rotenberg and Oleg Deripaska, as well as other prominent businessmen in key economic sectors such as energy, finance, media, defense and arms industry, said in a written statement from the EU Council

. and “disinformation advocates”.

The list also includes family members to prevent those previously sanctioned from escaping them. Among these names are Maria Vladimirovna Vorontsova and Ekaterina Vladimirovna Tikhonova, daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ministers of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic” and members of the “People’s Council” were also listed.

The 18 sanctioned entities include the four major Russian banks operating in the transportation sector (Bank Otkritie, Novikombank, Sovcombank and VTB) and companies in the military-defense industry that play an important role in the war with their technology or products. .

In total, the EU has imposed sanctions on 1091 individuals and 80 institutions. Designated individuals are subject to an asset freeze, while EU citizens and companies are barred from funding them. They are also barred from entering and crossing EU territory.

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