Switzerland joins tenth package of EU sanctions against Russia

Switzerland joins tenth package of EU sanctions against Russia

Switzerland has joined the 10th package of EU sanctions against Russia.

That's according to a statement posted on the website of the Swiss government, Ukrinform reports.

"On March 29, 2023, the Federal Council passed further sanctions against Russia. It joins the European Union (EU), which has passed its latest measures as part of the tenth package of sanctions," the statement reads.

It says that "humanitarian exceptions will also be issued and a new way of protecting the specific interests of the Swiss economy will be introduced."

The new measures take effect on March 29 at 20:00.

On February 25, the European Union adopted the tenth package of sanctions against Russia due to its illegal invasion of Ukraine. In total, restrictions were introduced against 87 individuals and 34 legal entities.

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