Canada Russia sanctions: Configable, even in the long run

01:45  06 april  2022
01:45  06 april  2022 Source:   sueddeutsche.de

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It is good that the EU wants to ban the import of Russian coal. A gas embargo, on the other hand, would have been too painful.

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the new EU sanction package against Russia comes quickly - and it is balanced. The Commission presented its proposals for two days after the alleged war crimes have become known in Bucha. The penalties become the regime of Vladimir Putin pain, but of course, the unscrupulous president is not changing his policy. Or at least not so soon. Some Eastern European governments require even harder sanctions, such as a ban on gas imports. But it is wise that the EU is initially limited to fewer radical measures such as the stop of coal imports.

Zelensky feels stronger sanctions against Russia

 Zelensky feels stronger sanctions against Russia Ukraine-crisis-Zelensky-Russia-sanctions: Zelensky considers necessary for higher penalties against Russia © Reuters / Ukrainian Presidential Press Ser Zelensky considers necessary for higher sanctions against Russia by Maria Starkova and Ronald Popeski (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky urged Monday Western countries to quickly strengthen their sanctions against Russia, including imposing an embargo on Russian oil, in order to prevent Moscow.

The Member States can handle the waiver of Russian coal. So Germany wants to become independent after summer anyway, and Poland adopted an import ban last week. Power plants can buy coal elsewhere; Russia supplies are much easier to replace here than the gas. So that the sanctions in Europe do not fall into the crisis, is important, because the penalties will probably be many months, unfortunately, unfortunately.

A fast gas embargo would massively burden states such as Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary, and for a long time. This endangers the support of the population. "Pullis against Putin" is a beautiful slogan, but if sanctions cost mass jobs, the willingness to suffered quickly could be used up quickly. Then, perhaps even individual governments, such as Hungarian - the EU risked their highest strength, the remarkable unity. Especially since it is completely uncertain whether a European gas embargo Putin really constraints to cancel his criminal war earlier. Of course, however, Putin continues to escalate the conflict, no option may be excluded.

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coal embargo Ukraine-crisis / EU-Sanctions (lead 1): Lead 1-Target 10% of imports of Russian products , including an embargo on coal (updated with publication at the OJ, details) Brussels, 8 April (Reuters) - the European Union adopted on Friday its fifth train of sanctions against Russia, which provides for a Embargo on imports of coal, wood, chemicals and other products that account for at least 10% of Russian exports to the twenty-seven.

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