Switzerland’s authorities has lined up with the European Union’s Eleventh spherical of sanctions towards Russia over its battle in Ukraine
ByThe Related Press
August 16, 2023, 10:13 AM
GENEVA — Switzerland’s authorities has lined up with the European Union’s Eleventh spherical of sanctions towards Russia over its battle in Ukraine.
The Swiss govt department determined Wednesday that the brand new measures adopted by the European bloc on June 23 would take impact later within the day within the Alpine nation.
Switzerland, which isn’t a member of the 27-country bloc, is a key EU buying and selling associate and has adopted each set of its sanctions towards Russian firms and people since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine in February final 12 months.
The Eleventh spherical of EU sanctions goals to shut loopholes in order that items important to Putin’s battle effort don’t get by means of to Russia by the use of nations that commerce with the EU and have maintained a business-as-usual relationship with Moscow.
The a number of rounds of sanctions have affected banks, firms and markets, and even components of the delicate power sector. Greater than 1,000 officers are topic to asset freezes and journey bans.
Switzerland on June 28 carried out sanctions on greater than 100 different firms and other people after the EU’s transfer days earlier and can undertake the remainder of the Eleventh-round sanctions “which are related to Switzerland” on Wednesday, the federal government stated.
The Swiss measure will ban exports of some “dual-use items” — with potential civilian and navy makes use of — to a different 87 firms, and a few kinds of digital parts and precursors to chemical weapons can even be affected, the federal government stated.
“Within the monetary sector, the present ban on promoting securities denominated in Swiss francs or in an official foreign money of an EU member state to Russian nationals and entities was expanded,” it stated. “The sale of securities to Russian residents and entities is now prohibited, whatever the foreign money.”