EU slaps Russia with more sanctions over Ukraine war

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The European Union has imposed more sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine after the bloc’s member states backed a series of measures that would include gold imports and tighten export controls on some high-technology goods.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the “reinforced, prolonged EU sanctions against the Kremlin” send “a strong signal to Moscow”.

“We will keep the pressure high for as long as it takes,” she said.

The details of the sanctions are still unclear as they still need to be posted in the EU’s official journal.

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EU officials have been seeking all week to tighten the extensive package of sanctions on Russia and looking at ways to add a ban on gold exports in hopes that the measures might finally start to have a decisive impact on the war in Ukraine.

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