Germany summons its allies for a new package of sanctions on the Kremlin

Europe studies more sanctions against Putin. The German Finance Minister and key member of the government coalition, Christian Lindner, has announced that he will convene his European allies on Monday to discuss tightening sanctions against Russia after denouncing “war crimes” committed by Russian troops in the areas near kyiv, from which they have withdrawn in recent hours, starting with the city of Bucha. “Starting tomorrow (Monday) we will discuss with our partners how we can further tighten more sanctions against the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin”, Lindner has made known on his Twitter account. “Bucha’s images demonstrate the criminal nature of the war against Ukraine. It’s unbearable,” she added.

German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck and Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock met Lindner has been added to his sentence and confirmed the call. “This terrible war crime cannot go unanswered,” Habeck told Bild newspaper. “I think it is advisable to tighten the sanctions and we are preparing for this with our partners in the EU,” he added.

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For his part, Baerbock has declared himself “dismayed” by the “terrible” images of civilians killed in Bucha. “The fact that the bodies of hundreds of defenseless civilians, including entire families, after the Russian troops withdrew shows the horrible truth of Putin’s war of aggression,” he told the same outlet. “This unbridled violence knows no bounds. These war crimes will be documented and those responsible must be held accountable in court “, he has made known. For this reason, and as his government colleagues have done, Baerbock has announced that Germany, “together with the EU and its international partners”will tighten “the sanctions against Putin’s war machine” “What happened in Bucha should have an impact on a fifth package of sanctions. And we will support Ukraine even more in its defense,” he assured.

This Saturday the European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, already advanced more measures in response to the invasion, which exclude the energy sector, for now. Gentiloni also explained that Brussels is studying the way to limit the possibility of evading the penalties or legal loopholes that may exist on the part of Moscow “We are working on other packages of sanctions, which at the moment do not include the energy sector, and above all we are working to try to limit the possibility of circumventing these sanctions,” he added.

Gentiloni explained that Brussels and Washington have created a group to “work on the assets of the oligarchs, on the conversion of rubles, to prevent these already very important sanctions from being circumvented. A few days ago, the United States put on the table other packages that target technologies and chains supply companies linked to the Russian military industry, and this is a path that the EU can followOn the influence of the war on the European economy, Gentiloni said it will be limited: “We will certainly have a slowdown in growth, an impact of this new crisis, but we are not at all destined for a path of negative growth or recession “.

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