EUobserver learns about EU plans to ban Rossiya 1, NTV and REN TV
In addition to TV channels, the EU proposes to ban the broadcasts of six online broadcasters, the newspaper writes, citing a list of proposals to tighten sanctions from the Baltic countries and Poland. Ireland supported the initiatives
Poland and the Baltic States are in favor of tougher sanctions against Russia and propose, among other things, to ban the broadcasting of three Russian TV channels— NTV “Mir”, “Russia 1” and REN TV, as well as six agencies and portals – NewsFront, SouthFront, Katehon, Strategic Culture Fund, Fondsk and InfoRos. Ireland supported the initiatives, according to EUobserver, citing a nine-page document with proposals on sanctions circulated in Brussels.
The state proposes to tighten sanctions against the backdrop of the implementation in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, as well as on Russian forces that have come under the control of During the military operation in Ukraine, the territories of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions of the referenda on joining Russia from September 23 to 27, the newspaper notes.
Among the proposals supported by Ireland:
- shutdown of Gazprombank, Alfa-Bank, Rosbank and Tinkoff Bank; from the international payment system SWIFT. The publication notes that the shutdown of Gazprombank will have far-reaching consequences, since payments for Russian gas in rubles pass through it;
- a ban on transfers of cash euros or dollars to Russia;
- a ban on Russian financing of registered in the EU companies, NGOs, etc.;
- ban on the sale of real estate to Russians;
- refusal to buy, import and resell diamonds from Russia;
- ban on the use of Kaspersky Lab technologies; in the EU and the provision of services to Russian clients by European IT companies;
- a ban on cooperation with Russia in the field of nuclear energy;
- a ban on the supply of high-tech goods to Russia, including smartphones, radar equipment and laser devices.
In addition, it is proposed to blacklist those who help Russia to circumvent sanctions. Their assets will be frozen, and these people will not be issued visas.
The publication indicates that, according to one of its sources, this document is considered in the EU more as a “road map” for further action.
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After the announcement of partial mobilization in Russia and referendums on accession to the country in the DPR, LPR and the territories of Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, the EU announced plans to introduce additional sanctions against Moscow. Over the weekend, the EC held talks with representatives of 27 countries to study their proposals. Ambassadors of the EU countries can discuss specific proposals for the next sanctions package on Wednesday, September 28.
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