EU approves 10th package of sanctions on Russia over war in Ukraine

The European Union has approved the 10th package of sanctions on Russia over Russia’s war on Ukraine, the Swedish presidency of the Council of the EU said late on February 24, while giving few specific details.

The package includes, for example, tighter export restrictions regarding dual-use goods and technology, the Swedish EU presidency’s message on Twitter said, emerging after several days of talks on the issue.

The European Commission had hoped that its proposed 10th package of sanctions on Russia would be approved by February 24, the anniversary of the Putin regime’s illegal attack on Ukraine.

The Swedish EU presidency message said the sanctions approved included “targeted restricted measures against individuals and entities supporting the war, spreading propaganda or delivering drones used by Russia in the war – Measures against Russian disinformation”.

“Together, the EU Member States have imposed the most forceful and far-reaching sanctions ever to help Ukraine win the war. The EU stands united with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. We will keep supporting Ukraine, for as long as it takes,” the message said.

(Photo: EC Audiovisual Service)

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