EU draws transportation sector in as part of sanctions package

In a new response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, EU government leaders now draw the transportation sector into what is to be the ”harshest package of sanctions” ever implemented by the union. From the other side of the Atlantic, the US targets sale of maritime technology, among other things.

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BRUSSELS – When the European leaders Thursday night left the negotiation table at an extraordinary summit in Brussels, the transportation sector had a key position in the sanction package against Russia which had just been approved.

This is evident from assembly conclusions, revealing that the sanctions – stretching from the financial sector to the issuance of visa – will ”impose massive and severe consequences on Russia for its action.”

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