• The EU has imposed sanctions against 16 of the Syrians for his involvement in chemical weapons

  • The EU Council expanded the list of Syrian officials, adding 16 people for involvement in the production and use of chemical weapons. This is stated in the press release available on structure.

    As stated in the document, the restrictive measures apply to eight scientists and eight high-ranking military.Thus, in the sanctions list of the EU now, there are 255 Syrians banned from entering the EU and whose assets, upon discovery, will be frozen.

    In addition, under the sanctions are 67 Syrian organizations and companies. Restrictive measures include, in particular, an oil embargo, restrictions for certain investments, the freezing of assets of Syrian Central Bank within the EU, as well as restrictions on the supply of equipment and technologies that can be used for surveillance and interception of Internet traffic and phone calls.

    11 July Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov at the meeting with high representative of the European Union for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini said, Moscow considers abnormal with the existence of EU sanctions and the United States against Damascus.

    "We have already discussed with our colleagues on this, I believe, an abnormal situation. Sanctions have largely prevented the production of necessities in the SAR, including the pharmaceutical industry, which was in Syria always very well developed, and now she's cut those sanctions, the prohibitions that our Western colleagues have imposed," said Lavrov.

    In turn, Mogherini said that sanctions policy of the European Union against Syria are directed against individuals, not the Syrian people.


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