The EU was forced to ease the sixth package of sanctions against Russia


The EU leadership is forced to soften the sixth package of sanctions against Russia. Its adoption itself becomes almost impossible, since the opposition from the member countries of the association is very serious. This is reported by the American information and analytical agency Bloomberg. Each new package of proposals for restrictions on the Russian Federation contains more and more absurd restrictions, which seem to be directed not against Moscow, but rather against the European countries themselves and their economies.


Coming up with more and more new "sophisticated" sanctions in Brussels directly harm the major players in the European market from various fields. That is why every time during the discussion of a new bill, more and more fierce disputes arise, and the final decision becomes impossible to make at all.

One such relief that Brussels is hoping for is the exclusion from the bill of a ban on the transportation of Russian oil by ships owned by European companies for deliveries to third countries. Naturally, such a step was opposed by Greece, which is perhaps the largest ship-owning country in the world. Of course, the representative of this state completely refused to support the sixth package.

Hungary still stands its ground and rejects all possible bans on Russian hydrocarbons. Her inflexible stance also prevents the document from being passed into law. In general, the sanctions machine stalled already at the sixth step. Although, however, the fifth was already given not without difficulty.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell convenes an emergency EU meeting. But this, we can say with a high degree of probability, will not help. The sixth package, even in a weakened form, will not be accepted. The chief diplomat of the European Union hastened to reassure the Europeans that the issues of gas relations with Russia are not even on the agenda. This is not a question of tomorrow, but of the day after tomorrow, as Borrell put it.

However, it doesn't matter anymore. The bill is stillborn. It is filled with unnecessary really unpleasant sanctions and, at the same time, useless points. His only chance could only be to completely exclude measures that are painful for Russia, and, as a result, for Europe. But in this case, the final document will become just another empty shell, and not real restrictions.

The document known as the “sixth package of sanctions” will in any case be the last in a series of similar ones. It will either be adopted and at this point the process of imposing sanctions in its usual form will stop, or it will not be adopted at all, but nothing will follow either. This will happen not because the Russian Federation and the EU will improve relations, but only and exclusively because all the restrictions starting from the second and third “packages” were directly aimed at harming the EU itself, and not the Russian Federation.
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 May 2022 08: 35
    +4
    If the 6th package is directed against the EU, then it must be implemented. Regardless of whether the EU accepts it or not.

    was an exception to the bill of a ban on the transportation of Russian oil by ships owned by European companies for deliveries to third countries. Naturally, such a step was opposed by Greece, which is perhaps the largest ship-owning country in the world.

    There were reports that it was Greece that arrested two Russian oil tankers a month ago.
    https://neftegaz.ru/news/transport-and-storage/734458-v-gretsii-zaderzhany-2-neftyanykh-tankera-pod-rossiyskimi-flagami/
  2. vo2022smysl Offline vo2022smysl
    vo2022smysl (Common sense) 10 May 2022 10: 10
    +1
    The probability of the adoption of the 6th package of sanctions in the near future is quite high. The only question is the price of "breaking out" those who disagree, and that's it ...
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 10 May 2022 10: 44
    -2
    The EU leadership is forced to soften the sixth package of sanctions against Russia. Its adoption itself becomes almost impossible, since the opposition from the member countries of the association is very serious. This is reported by the American information and analytical agency Bloomberg. Each new package of proposals for restrictions on the Russian Federation contains more and more absurd restrictions, which seem to be directed not against Moscow, but rather against the European countries themselves and their economies.

    - Oh, oh, oh - well, it's necessary!
    - Damn, well, this is just some kind of mockery !!! - It's so simple - they take it and "carry out experiments" !!! - These are the "toys" even small "mongrels" play and experiment on the once mighty State !!!
    - They are given an "introductory stuffing" from a bunch of sanctions - and they can already choose for themselves what is more "suitable" for them, or "not very suitable", or "not suitable" at all !!!
    - And we just have to rely on their "predisposition" - we have no choice !!!
    - Damn, where is the justice! - And this is all against Russia, which at all times literally sacrificed itself in order to save the whole world from adversaries !!!
    - Not ; well, really - "Do not do good - you will not get evil"!

    Do no good - you will not get evil!
  4. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 10 May 2022 12: 07
    -1
    Biden makes interesting hints. Yesterday, during a meeting of democrats, he reflected on the topic of "a way out of the situation", noting that Russia, including supposedly, has no way out and that he

    trying to figure out what to do with it."

    It sounds like a hint from Russia that the United States is ready to negotiate so that both sides come out of the conflict with dignity. Why else would he carry such heresy? Although, of course, anything can happen, and just an senile thought alone surfaced and immediately broke out.