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The European Union, in the tenth package of sanctions against Russia, also measures against Wagner’s mercenaries. ‘a threat to international security’

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“The activities of the Wagner Group pose a threat to people in the countries in which they operate and to the European Union.” Thus, the High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, announced in a note the Council’s decision to add 11 people and 8 entities linked to the Wagner Group to the sanctions lists, “given the international dimension and the seriousness of its activities with a destabilizing effect.” According to the European Union, Russian mercenaries operating in Ukraine “endanger international peace and security because they do not operate within any legal framework.” For these reasons, the European community is “determined to continue to act concretely against violations of international law.” After a stalemate that raised concerns about the unity of member states in their response to Russian aggression in Ukraine, the European Union has reached a general agreement on The tenth package of sanctions against Moscow. in the document,”121 Listed persons and entities, new and significant restrictions on imports and exports, ban on the dissemination of Russian propaganda. We remain united in our determination to destroy the Russian war machine.” In the press release of the European Council, on the other hand, it was emphasized that further export bans, worth over 11 billion Euro “Depriving the Russian economy of basic technological and industrial assets”. We now have the most comprehensive sanctions ever, draining Russia’s war arsenal and severely affecting its economy. “We are increasing pressure on those who try to circumvent our sanctions,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. While Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, after observing the adoption of the package, re-launched: «The pressure must be increased on the Russian aggressor. We expect decisive steps against Rosatom and theRussian nuclear industryMore pressure on the army and banks.

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What does the tenth package of sanctions include?

However, it is always Borrell who gives more details about the measures included in the package. We target at least those responsible for forced adoption and deportation 6 thousand Ukrainian children. This is a clear violation of international law including the Geneva Convention.” Sweden, which holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, announced that the list of measures also includes “stricter export restrictions with regard to” Binary use And again: “Restrictive measures directed against individuals and entities that support war, disseminate propaganda or provide drones used by Russia in war” and “Measures against Russian disinformation”. Together, EU member states have imposed the most severe and far-reaching sanctions on “The launch is to help Ukraine win the war. The European Union stands united with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. We will continue our support for Ukraine for as long as necessary.”

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