Aggression against Ukraine: new sanctions target Belarusian banks, crypto assets, maritime technology and new list of officials and oligarchs March 9, The Council of the European Union today adopted additional sanctions targeting Belarus and Russia.
These sanctions follow the restrictive measures adopted on 2 March in response to the involvement of Crypto trade bank in the unjustified and unprovoked Russian military aggression against Ukraine, and in view of the continued gravity of the situation. For Belarus, the measures introduce SWIFT prohibitions similar to those in the Russia regime crypto trade bank further expand the existing financial restrictions by mirroring the measures already in place regarding Russia sanctions.
The Council also introduced further restrictive measures with regard to the export of maritime navigation goods and radio communication technology to Russia: it will be prohibited to sell, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly, maritime navigation goods and technology to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Russia, for use in Russia, or for the placing on board of a Russian-flagged vessel. The Council also added persons to the list of legal persons, entities and bodies subject to the prohibitions related to investment services, transferable securities, money market instruments, and loans.
The latest list includes: — 14 oligarchs crypto trade bank prominent business people involved in key economic sectors providing a substantial source of revenue to the Russian Federation — notably in the metallurgical, agriculture, pharmaceutical, telecom and digital industries - as well as their family members.
Altogether, EU restrictive measures now apply to a total of individuals and 53 entities.
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