WorldThe Twenty-Seven increases the pressure on the Kremlin and its allies

The Twenty-Seven increases the pressure on the Kremlin and its allies


The successive tightening of the screws imposed since the end of February by the West seems to deal severe blows to the Russian economy. The European Union is accelerating.

Correspondent in Brussels

And four! In the wake of the green light from the Twenty-Seven at Versailles and the decisions announced Friday by Washington, EU ambassadors adopted a new package of sanctions against Russia on Monday. It was to be published no later than Tuesday at Official newspaper of the EU, after the formal agreement of the Member States by written procedure.

In the viewfinder, a dozen Russian oligarchs, including billionaire Roman Abramovich, a close friend of Vladimir Putin, already blacklisted by Canada and, last week, by the United Kingdom. His fortune, estimated at $12.3 billion per Forbes, includes in particular the shares he holds in the Chelsea football club, the sale of which has been suspended following the freezing of his assets. According to Bloomberg, Tigran Khudaverdyan, executive director of Yandex NV – a Russian search engine – and Viktor Rachnikov, owner of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel – one of Russia’s largest steelmakers – were also to feature…

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