The European Commission has proposed the seventh package of sanctions against Russia.
The new package, which the European Commission itself calls the "support and harmonization" package, is aimed at strengthening the previously imposed sanctions. He links the EU sanctions even more strongly to those of Europe's allies, in particular the G7. The press release also says that the new package confirms the position of the European Commission to protect food security around the world.
The package introduces a ban on the import of Russian gold and strengthens EU controls on the export of dual-use goods and advanced technologies. In addition, the package specifies the exact scope of certain financial and economic sanctions.
The press release clarifies that EU sanctions are not aimed at trade in agricultural products between Russia and third countries.
The EU also proposes to extend the current sanctions for six months, until the next review in January 2023.
Earlier, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said that the seventh package of sanctions would not include restrictions on Russian gas imports. According to him, this is due to the fact that when introducing new sanctions, the rule must be respected, according to which they should have a greater impact on Russia than on the countries that impose them.