The EU should not agree on a sixth package of sanctions against Russia

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The EU is still trying to reach an agreement on its sixth package of sanctions against Russia, writes the BBC. But as the talks continue, the union hopes to tighten existing rules.

The European Commission wants to make violating sanctions a crime across the EU. Thus, if someone, for example, tries to violate the export ban to Russia or to hide the sanctioned means, it will theoretically become easier to prosecute.

The proposed measures will not only cover the oligarchs, but also the accomplices of lawyers and bankers.

The plans also include expanding the bloc's ability to seize and even sell oligarch-linked assets, as well as organized crime.

Yachts, helicopters and works of art by Russian or Belarusian individuals and companies are among the properties seized so far.

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