Ukraine: The High Representative, together with the European Commission submits proposals for 12th package of sanctions against Russia

15.11.2023 EEAS Press Team

In line with the decision by the October European Council to further weaken Russia’s ability to continue its aggression against Ukraine, the High Representative, together with the Commission, submitted last night to the Council a proposal for the 12th package of sanctions.

The High Representative proposes to sanction over 120 additional individuals and entities for their role in undermining sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. 

The High Representative, together with the Commission, also proposes to adopt new import and export bans, as well as actions to tighten the oil price cap and to counter circumvention of EU sanctions.

The proposals for listings include actors from the Russian military, defence and IT sectors, as well as other important economic operators.

The proposed measures target those who have orchestrated the recent illegal so-called “elections” in the territories of Ukraine that Russia has temporarily occupied, those responsible for the forced “re-education” of Ukrainian children and actors spreading disinformation and propaganda in support of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

The proposals aim to reinforce the sanctions framework overall.

The sanctions packages are part of EU’s strategy to respond to Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine, together with measures designed to support Ukraine politically, economically and militarily. The EU’s policy remains to increase pressure on Russia to stop its repeated violations of the UN Charter and international law and to make these violations more costly for the Russian war machine.

Peter Stano
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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Josephine MOREAU
Press Officer for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy