5 Feb 2024 12:27

New EU sanctions package may include travel limitations for Russian diplomats - media

BRUSSELS/WARSAW. Feb 5 (Interfax) - The 13th package of EU sanctions against Russia may limit the travel of Russian diplomats in EU member states, Politico Europe said on Monday.

"Another idea being floated is to limit the travel of Russian diplomats to the country where they are accredited, instead of to the whole Schengen area. The proposal is a longstanding request from the Czech Republic," Politico said, citing an unnamed European diplomat as its source.

According to a Radio Poland correspondent in Brussels, the 13th package could sanction almost 250 people and companies

"Currently, the list consists of almost 2,000 people, companies, and entities. Besides adding another 250 people and companies, the new sanctions package is also due to ban trade with companies circumventing the arms embargo on Russia," it said.

"The 13th package will impose individual sanctions rather than sectoral ones. This is about blacklisting people and companies, banning them from travel to the European Union, and blocking their assets," Radio Poland said on Monday.

"Together with the three Baltic states, Poland has called for more ambitious sanctions. The Four's proposals include a ban on LNG and aluminum imports, but these restrictions will not be included in the 13th package," it said.