The EU Council has finally adopted the sixth package of sanctions against Russia, which was stated in its resolution published today, on Friday, June 3, 2022.
It is specified that the ban on crude oil supplies “has been postponed for 6 months, for petroleum products – for 8.” In addition, “Bulgaria and Croatia will receive temporary benefits regarding sea imports of crude oil from Russia,” the document says.
The sanctions will come into force later in the day, after their publication in the Official Journal of the EU.
The new package of sanctions includes:
- disconnection from broadcasting on its territory TV channels “Russia-24”, “RTR-Planet”, “TV-Center”;
- disconnection from SWIFT Sberbank, Rosselkhozbank (Russian Agricultural Bank), MKB (Moscow Credit Bank), and the Belarusian Bank for Development and Reconstruction;
- ban on consulting, auditing and PR services;
- restriction of access to cloud services;
- introduction of a partial embargo on Russian oil supplies;
- temporary exceptions to the ban on sea shipments of oil and petroleum products from Russia to Bulgaria and Croatia.