The European Union has approved a fourth round of sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine that includes another 160 oligarchs, Russian politicians and three Belarusian banks, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday.
“We are further tightening the net of sanctions responding to Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine,” von der Leyen said on Twitter.
The French Presidency for the Council of the European Union also said on Twitter that EU ambassadors had approved "new sanctions aimed at leaders and Russian oligarchs and members of their families implicated in the Russian aggression against Ukraine."
"In particular the approved targeted measures exclude three Belarusian banks from the SWIFT system. They clarify the issue of cryptocurrencies and add to the list of goods and materials that cannot be exported," the French presidency continued.
Further details will be set out in the Official Journal of the European Union later Wednesday.