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EU Commission To Brief EU Ambassadors On 10th Round Of Sanctions


The European Commission will this weekend brief EU ambassadors on the upcoming 10th round of EU sanctions on Russia.

  • The upcoming package of sanctions will focus on technology used by "Russia's war machine," and measure to combat the circumvention of sanctions.
  • EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, following the EU-Ukraine Summit in Kyiv, that the package is expected to in place by 24 February, the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • VDL: "[Russia] must pay and must be held accountable. We are collecting together the evidence of the war crimes. We have now the prosecutors in place. We are discussing what kind of institutional set-up is necessary."
  • VDL: "The tenth package on its way. We have the aim to have it in place by 24 February. It has a volume of round about EUR 10 billion. It is a massive package again. The plan is to focus once more on technology that can and should not be used by Russia's war machine."
  • "As a third element, we will focus intensively on cutting circumvention. So the tenth package will also have proposals to fight circumvention."

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