Restriction on Russian gas imports not included in seventh EU sanctions package – Reuters

The forthcoming seventh package of EU sanctions against Russia will not include restrictions on Russian gas imports. This is reported by Reuters with reference to the Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala.

According to him, there is no chance of this. 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 imposing them. At the same time, as Fiala said, the Czech Republic is doing everything to refuse Russian gas, but this will definitely not happen this winter.

The Czech Prime Minister stressed that the new package of sanctions will aim to affect as many people as possible. Its main directions will be the ban on the import of Russian gold, the expansion of the list of dual-use goods banned from export to Russia. According to Fiala, the package should be presented in the coming days.

In early June, the EU adopted the sixth package of sanctions against Russia. It included a ban on the import of Russian crude oil, cutting off some Russian banks from SWIFT, and personal sanctions against propagandists and those accused of atrocities in Bucha and Mariupol.

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