EU Leaders Agree ‘Maximum Impact’ Russia Sanctions
EU leaders held an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and agreed on sanctions designed to impose “massive and severe consequences” on Moscow. “These sanctions cover the financial sector, the energy and transport sectors, dual-use goods as well as export control and export financing, visa policy, additional listings of Russian individuals and new listing criteria”. “Russia bears full responsibility for this act of aggression and all the destruction and loss of life it will cause. It will be held accountable for its actions.” The Council says it will “adopt without delay” the proposals prepared by the Commission and top diplomat. It also recommends a further package of measures against Belarus.
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