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European Union Considers Easing Sanctions on Russia

Wed 20 Jul 2022 | 11:20 AM
Ahmed Moamar

A document revealed that the European Commission (EC) proposed to member states to release “some funds” from Russian banks frozen under European Union sanctions.

And "AFP" quoted a European diplomat, who asked not to be named, that the member states "want to make it absolutely clear that there is nothing in the sanctions that hinders the transfer of grain from Russia or Ukraine."

Europeans are under pressure from their African partners, who imported more than half of their wheat from Ukraine or Russia before the conflict.

The proposal was presented to the ambassadors of the European Union (EU) countries in Brussels, and if it is accepted, a written procedure will be organized for the approval of the proposal by governments, on Wednesday, to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Thursday, according to the diplomat.