EU to propose new sweeping sanctions against Russia worth billions of euros - source

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EU to propose new sweeping sanctions against Russia worth billions of euros - source
The proposal comes after alleged war crimes committed by Russian troops were discovered in the Ukrainian towns around Kyiv that they had occupied.
By REUTERS
Published: APRIL 5, 2022

The European Commission is set to propose on Tuesday to EU nations new sweeping sanctions against Russia, which include a ban on imports of coal, rubber, chemicals and other products from Russia worth up to 9 billion euros a year, an EU source told Reuters. The EU is also proposing to ban exports to Russia worth another 10 billion euros a year, including semiconductors, computers, technology for LNG gas and other electrical and transport equipment, the source said.

The new round of sanctions was proposed after reports of killings of civilians in northern Ukraine by Russian forces. They may go into effect as soon as Wednesday, France's European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told RFI radio.

Kyiv mayor says payments to Russia are 'bloody money'

The mayor of Kyiv asked European politicians to cut off all commercial ties with Moscow, saying all payments it gave to Russia were "bloody money" and fueling its army. "Every Euro, every cent that you receive from Russia or that you send to Russia has blood, it is bloody money and the blood of this money is Ukrainian blood, the blood of Ukrainian people," Vitali Klitschko said via video link to a mayors' conference in Geneva.

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