The EU Council Agreed on the Seventh Anti-Russia Sanctions Package

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The sanctions will take effect after the document is published in the official journal of the European Union. The EU Council on Thursday, July 21, agreed on the seventh package of sanctions against Russia, which includes a gold embargo, a freeze of Sberbank assets and the introduction of new export restrictions. This was announced by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in her Twitter account. July 18, a new sanctions package was agreed upon by the foreign ministers of the EU countries. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó specifies that the package of restrictions will not affect energy supplies and will cover auditing, accounting services, as well as trade in dual-use goods and gold. July 20, Lithuanian Permanent Representative to the EU Arnoldas Prankevičius announced the approval of the sanctions package by the Permanent Representatives of the EU. He pointed out that sanctions will be imposed on about 50 individuals and entities, "including politicians, military leaders, oligarchs and propagandists. New EU sanctions against Russia will adjust previous restrictions On the eve of the publication EUobserver, which is close to the EU institutions, reported that 47 individuals, including Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin and head of Rostec Sergei Chemezov, as well as eight legal entities will be included in the new sanctions lists. Most of the new measures will affect Russian politicians and military leaders. According to the newspaper, the sanctions will also apply to actors Sergei Bezrukov and Vladimir Mashkov, the leader of the biker club Night Wolves Alexander Zaldastanov and some relatives of businessmen, against whom sanctions were imposed earlier. At the same time, according to the newspaper, adjustments will be introduced to previous measures of the European Union to ensure that there are no obstacles to the transportation of food from Russia to countries that are at risk of famine. The adjustments should also exclude problems in the supply of medical and pharmaceutical goods. DW