The EU closed the skies for the Russian Federation, banned the broadcasting of propaganda media and transactions with the Central Bank

EU airspace is being closed to all aircraft linked to Russia.

Ursula von der Leyen announced new sanctions against Russia / photo REUTERSUrsula von der Leyen announced new sanctions against Russia / photo REUTERS

The European Union approved sanctions against Russia because of the war unleashed by it in Ukraine.

This was announced by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

According to her, the European Union closes the airspace for Russian-owned, Russian-registered and Russian-controlled aircraft.

“They will not be able to land, take off or fly over EU territory. Including the private jets of the oligarchs,” von der Leyen said.

Also, the EU will ban the broadcast of the Kremlin media – state-owned Russia Today and Sputnik, as well as their subsidiaries.

“They will no longer be able to spread their lies to justify Putin’s war. We are developing tools to ban their toxic and harmful disinformation in Europe,” the head of the European Commission stressed.

Moreover, the EU will strike with a new package of sanctions on another aggressor in this war – the Lukashenka regime. The sanctions will affect their most important sectors of the economy.

In addition, the head of the European Commission announced that the EU will finance the purchase and delivery of weapons and equipment to the country that was attacked for the first time.

To all this, the European Union will prohibit all transactions with the Central Bank of Russia, added the head of the European Commission. 

“President Zelensky, his leadership, his courage and the resilience of the Ukrainian people are an inspiration to all of us,” von der Leyen said.

(C)UNIAN 2022


  1. There are indications that the ruble could fall sharply when trading opens on Monday.

    Exchange rates being offered by lenders are already varying widely on Sunday, from 98.08 rubles per dollar at Alfa Bank to 99.49 at Sberbank PJSC, 105 at VTB Group and 115 at Otkritie Bank at 3:30 p.m. in Moscow. The spot ruble price on the Moscow Exchange closed at 83 per dollar on Friday.

  2. Russian bank Tinkoff now offering to exchange rubles for dollars at a rate of 171 rubles per dollar. It was 83 before the European/US announcement about targeting the Russian central bank. Currency market formally opens tomorrow.


    220 billion dollars from the National Bank of Russia will be blocked tomorrow by Western countries.
    This is Russian Bank money on Western accounts.

    • America, and every other country should call in on any debt the russians owe them! Pay up, putin!!

      Or cancel any debt owed to russia!

  3. Better late than never, right? As an American, I’m incredibly embarrassed to say that the EU is doing this better than the United States! I will be so happy to vote this year and tell those lame-brained democrats what I think about their pathetic lack of support! I hope the rest of the Americans remember this when it’s time to vote for our president in 2024 too!

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