EU to impose sanctions against firms from China for helping Russia - von der Leyen
The new - 11th - EU sanctions package will contain restrictions against a number of companies around the world that help Moscow evade sanctions. This includes companies registered in China.
This was announced by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, ZDF. She noted: sanctions will be imposed against more than 90 companies in total.
Through its actions, von der Leyen noted, the EU intends to put an end to the practice of evading Russian sanctions. "In the 11th sanctions package, we have more than 90 companies around the world for which we have clear evidence that they are supplying subsanctioned goods from the EU to Russia via third countries," she said.
At the same time, the president of the European Commission stressed that among these companies "about 8" are registered in China - which, however, does not mean that "they are Chinese. "These are companies that exist on paper and have foreign owners but are registered in China," von der Leyen explained.
No sanctions against Rosatom
At the same time, the EU has no plans to impose sanctions against the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom. They believe that such measures will not cause serious damage to Moscow.
"Despite the fact that the member states of the union are reducing their dependence on Russian energy, the EU will not target Rosatom - at least within the framework of the 11th sanctions package. ... They think that with sanctions alone, because there are other ways to achieve the same goal," CNN quoted a senior EU official as saying.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, meanwhile, the UK introduced new sanctions against Russian companies, financial institutions and individuals. In particular, Rosbank and Tinkoff Bank were included in the list. A similar package of sanctions has already been announced by Australia.
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