The European Union has imposed new economic sanctions against Russia.
A year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the European Union formally approved new sanctions against 121 individuals and companies on Saturday, February 25. On Friday evening the 27th agreed a new set of measures aimed at undermining Russia’s military capabilities and increasing pressure on its economy.
Francinfo looks back at the highlights of the day on the war front in Ukraine.
EU adopts 10th round of sanctions against Russia
On the anniversary of the attack on Friday, February 24, the European Union announced a new round of sanctions against Russia. The measures were formally adopted on Saturday. Among the targets are seven Iranian organizations that supply explosive drones to Tehran and Moscow. Exports of new products to Russia are also banned. These are items like electronics, special vehicles, mechanical parts or spare parts for truck and aircraft engines. Finally, obstacles are the goal “Responsible for the deportation and forced adoption of at least 6,000 Ukrainian children”, European diplomatic chief Joseph Borrell said.
Russia cuts oil supplies to Poland
Polish oil company Arlan has announced that it has stopped supplying oil to Russia through the Drushpa pipeline. The deliveries were made under Orlen’s last contract with Russian conglomerate Tafnet, which was due to expire at the end of 2024 and covered 10% of the company’s needs. Orlen assured that the shutdown will have no impact on supplies to its Polish customers.
European sanctions against Wagner Group for human rights abuses in Africa
The European Union announced new sanctions on Saturday against the Russian group Wagner “Human Rights Violations” In the Central African Republic, Sudan and Mali. 11 individuals and seven companies linked to the paramilitary group have been placed on the asset freeze and travel ban list. The Wagner Group, which is actively fighting the Russian military in Ukraine, has already been recognized by the European Union in 2021.
New rallies in support of Ukraine
3,000 people rallied in Paris in support of Ukraine, a day after protests in France and across Europe to mark the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of the country. Rallies were also held in other major cities in the regions on Saturday.
Emmanuel Macron will visit China “in early April”.
Emmanuel Macron announced that he will visit China “Early April”Call to Beijing “Help put pressure on Russia” order “Stop the Aggression” And “Building Peace”. “It is very good for China to engage in peace efforts”The day after China released a document calling for peace talks, he congratulated the French president and A “Political Solution”.
Emmanuel Macron, who visited the agricultural fair, explained that this peace is not there. “This is only possible if the Russian aggression stops, the withdrawal of troops and respect for territorial sovereignty and the Ukrainian people”.
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