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EU extends partial sanctions against Russia for three years

EU extends partial sanctions against Russia for three years

The European Union today, December 4, extended part of the sanctions against Russia for human rights violations. They will be in effect until the end of 2026, according to the EU Council.

"The Council today prolonged the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime – targeting individuals and entities responsible for serious human rights violations and abuses worldwide," the statement said.

It is noted that they have been extended for three years, until December 8, 2026. The restrictive measures will continue to be reviewed annually.

Restrictions apply to 67 individuals and legal entities and 20 legal entities. Those subject to restrictive measures face a ban on entering the EU and freezing of assets. In addition, individuals and legal entities in the EU are prohibited from providing funds to those listed.

Russian officials are under sanctions

The European Union has extended restrictions for three years against former director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Alexander Kalashnikov, head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, Prosecutor General of Russia Igor Krasnov, and director of the Russian National Guard Viktor Zolotov.

Sanctions against Russia

The EU has already approved 11 packages of sanctions against Russia. The restrictions include, for example, products that can be used in the production of tools. In particular, sanctions have been imposed on individuals and legal entities responsible for the invasion of Ukraine and assisting in the continuation of the war.

Currently, the EU plans to coordinate the 12th package of anti-Russian sanctions, which includes new lists of personal restrictions, as well as export sanctions, including those related to diamonds.

Recently, Latvian President Egils Levits stated that grain and other food products from the occupied territories of Ukraine should be included in the sanctions against Russia.