Zelensky thanked Switzerland for joining the seventh package of EU sanctions against Russia

President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Switzerland for joining the seventh package of EU sanctions against Russia.

According to Ukrinform, Zelensky announced this in his circulation.

“Switzerland today joined the seventh package of European Union sanctions – and I am grateful for that,” Zelensky said.

He added that when such a country does not remain neutral in protecting values ​​and human morality, this is a very powerful signal for the whole world.

As reported, Switzerland joined the seventh package of EU sanctions against Russia, banning import gold and gold products from Russia. About it on Wednesday officially reported government of Switzerland.

On July 21, the EU Council supported a proposal to strengthen the effectiveness of six packages of sanctions against Russia. In particular, a ban has been introduced on the purchase, import or transfer, directly or indirectly, of gold if it originates in Russia and has been exported from Russia to the EU or to any third country thereafter. This prohibition also applies to jewelry.

The new package of restrictive measures expands the list of controlled goods that can contribute to the military and technological improvement of the Russian Federation or the development of its defense and security sector, thereby strengthening the export control of dual-use and advanced technologies.

Read also: Switzerland following the EU banned the import of gold from Russia

In addition, the new measures expand the existing ban on access to ports to avoid circumvention of sanctions and expand the scope of the ban on accepting deposits, including from legal entities, organizations or bodies based in third countries and whose majority ownership is Russian citizens or individuals. people living in Russia. Acceptance of deposits for non-prohibited cross-border trading will be subject to prior authorization by national competent authorities.

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