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After eight rounds, is there space for further EU sanctions on Russia?

By Jennifer Rankin

24 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Russia has been subjected to the heaviest sanctions of any country in the world - as the war threatens to escalate the Guardian analyse if there is room for more sanctions.

Since Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine, Russia has been subjected to the heaviest sanctions of any country in the world.

A fossil fuel superpower, Russia is no longer able to export coal to the European Union and will soon lose 90% of its oil sales to the bloc. In the other direction, the EU has banned the export of hundreds of goods to Russia, from hi-tech military kit and semiconductors that could aid Russia’s military, to makeup, handbags and clothes that may turn a handsome profit for Russian entrepreneurs.

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