The European Union has imposed sanctions against 10 individuals with ties to the Syrian government. Now the list includes 217 people. About it reported October 27 the press service of the EU Council. The names of the persons against which introduced new sanctions, will be published October 28.
“The Council has added 10 employees in the list of persons associated with the Syrian regime, against whom the EU imposed restrictive measures for acts of violence against civilians in Syria,” – said in a statement.
The document emphasizes that the new sanctions are imposed against the “high-ranking military officials and senior officials associated with the regime”.
EU sanctions against the Syrian government include a ban on oil trade, restrictions on investment, freezing in the EU assets of the Central Bank of Syria, an embargo on trade in dual-use technologies and equipment to block telephone and Internet communications. In addition, 70 legal entities in Syria on the black list of the EU.
U.S. 3 Oct announced the suspension of talks with Russia on Syria. Washington accused Moscow of violating the commitments given by it in the framework of the armistice agreement of 12 September. The United States believes that Russia was unable to force the Assad regime to cooperate in the peaceful resolution of the conflict. Instead, according to the American side, Russia has chosen the military path. In particular, the US impose on Russia responsible for the shelling of a humanitarian convoy of the UN on 19 September and the deterioration of the situation in Aleppo.
The Russian side is categorically rejects the allegations. In addition, Russia blames the U.S. failure to commit to the disassociation from the Syrian opposition terrorists.