July 25
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The European Union (EU) has adopted the fourteenth package of sanctions against Russia, the EU Council informed in a press release Monday.  

The new sanctions target high-value sectors of the Russian economy such as energy, finance and trade, and make it increasingly difficult to circumvent EU sanctions. They include a ban on reloading services for Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) on EU territory for the purpose of transshipment operations to third countries; a ban on new investments for the completion of LNG projects under construction; outlawing the use of the “System for Transfer of Financial Messages” (SPFS); a ban on port access and the provision of services to vessels contributing to Russia’s war with Ukraine; a wider EU flight ban; and further import-export controls and restrictions.

“Today’s package includes restrictive measures on additional 116 individuals and entities responsible for actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine,” added the EU Council.

In addition, the EU accused 61 organizations of supporting the Russian military industry in the war against Ukraine. Tougher export restrictions on dual purpose goods and technologies have been imposed against those companies located in Turkey, China, and the UAE.

Also, the EU banned the purchase, import, transfer or export Ukrainian cultural property goods to Russia "where there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the goods have been unlawfully removed from Ukraine."

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