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The EU Commission has presented a proposal for a comprehensive package with new Russia sanctions.

Die EU-Kommission bereitet wegen des Kriegs in der Ukraine Einschränkungen russischer Kohleimporte vor. © Bernd Wüstneck / DPO Central Image / DPA The EU Commission prepares for Russian carbon imports because of the war in Ukraine.

According to EU Commission President Ursula, it includes a import ban for coal from Russia, a port lock for Russian ships, and other trading restrictions. Whether the sanctions are imposed as suggested, the 27 EU states must now decide.

as the reason for the far-reaching suggestions, the Leyen explicitly named the weekend of the Weekend in the Ukrainian Boucha. "These atrocities are allowed to stay without follow," said the German politician. Russia not only lead a cruel war against the brave Ukrainian army, but also against the civilian population.

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It is important to exercise the greatest possible pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Government in this phase. With a view to the latest events, the pressure must be increased. The sanctions would have to become more comprehensive and sharper, so that they will carry the Russian economy even more.

should help the import ban for coal. According to Leyen, the EU imports Russian coal worth four billion euros annually. However, she left open on Tuesday, when the ban could apply.

Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens) had finally said that Germany will be free from Russian coal deliveries until the end of summer. It basically supports the import ban on how the German Press Agency learned on Tuesday from the circles of the Economic and Climate Protection Ministry. It corresponds to the line of the Ministry of achieving the independence of Russian energy imports for division and gradual.

German industry supports sanction course against Russia

 German industry supports sanction course against Russia The German industry supports the sanction course of the Federal Government and the European Union against Russia. © Britta Pedersen / dpa central picture / dpa Siegfried Russwurm, President of the Federal Association of German Industry e. V. (BDI), at a press conference in Berlin. «The atrocities in Bucha call for a decisive, unmistakable reaction of the West," said Siegfried Russwurm, President of the Federal Association of German Industry, the German Press Agency in Berlin.

As part of the Commission proposal, according to Leyens, is a complete transaction ban on four crucial Russian banks, among them the second largest bank of the country VTB. The four institutes made 23 percent of the market share in the Russian banking sector. Also, Russian ships as well as Russia-operated ships will be banned the run in EU ports. Exceptions should be given for the supply of food, humanitarian aid and energy.

In order to weaken the Russian economy, there will be more restrictions on trade in Russia with a scope of around ten billion euros. These include by the Leyen, according to quantum computers and means of transport. Products such as wood, cement and seafood worth 5.5 billion euros should not be imported into the EU. According to the proposal, Russian companies may no longer participate in public tenders in the EU countries. In addition, more people from the environment of Putin should come to the sanctionist. This means that they are no longer allowed to enter the EU and would be frozen any assets in the EU.

The EU-Officer Josep Borrell also informed that 19 officials of Russian representation had been declared for undesirable persons in the European Union. The reason for this is that they exercised activities that contradict their diplomatic status. This had been transmitted to the Russian ambassador in the afternoon.

In another sanction round, according to the Leyens, oil imports from Russia could also be restricted or quite banned.

Moscow evokes Ukrainian strikes and shots in the Russian region of Briansk .
Ukraine-crisis-Briansk: Moscow evokes strikes and Ukrainian shots in the Russian region of Briansk © Reuters / Lisi Niesner Moscow evokes strikes and Ukranian shots in the Russian region of Briansk (Reuters) - The Russian authorities mentioned Thursday of several Ukrainian attacks in the region of Briansk, in western Russia, about 40 kilometers from the border with Ukraine , last episodes on a series of cross-border attacks including Moscow believes that they could trigger an escalation in the

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