20 Jun 2024 12:32

EU ambassadors agree on 14th package of sanctions against Russia

BRUSSELS. June 20 (Interfax) - Permanent representatives of EU member states have agreed on the next package of anti-Russian sanctions, the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union said on Thursday.

"EU Ambassadors just agreed on a powerful and substantial 14th package of sanctions," the Belgian presidency said on the X social network.

The package introduces new restrictions and enhances earlier sanctions by closing possible loopholes.

Earlier reports said the EU ambassadors could settle differences over the next package of anti-Russian sanctions on Thursday. According to Politico, the differences concerned the gas sector. Before this, Western media said the 14th package would impose restrictions on oil tankers and the LNG supply.

The EU ambassadors failed to agree on the new sanctions against Russia last week because of the stance of Germany. Berlin was concerned about the broader measures to make EU companies guarantee the inability of their clients to sell sanctioned goods to Moscow.

EUobserver said on Wednesday that 20 individuals and 22 legal entities would be added to the sanctions list. The package will also restrict helium exports and access to certain dual-use technologies.