Bloomberg, citing sources, reported that a number of European Union countries have asked to be granted exceptions to possible sanctions against Russia, including exceptions for energy deals and a number of banks.
The agency quoted an informed source as saying: “Some member states of the European Union requested exemptions from some of the proposed measures, including facilities for some banks, energy-related deals and existing contracts.”
And about the restrictions that may be imposed on Russia, the agency “Bloomberg” indicated the possibility of imposing restrictions on currency conversion, export control measures, and a ban on the import and export of a range of products.
The agency also indicated that the European Union is studying the possibility of imposing sanctions on Russia in the event of “restricting supplies” of gas.
Russia has repeatedly rejected accusations by the West and Ukraine of “aggressive actions” and said that it does not threaten anyone and will not attack anyone, and that the statements about “Russian aggression” are used as a pretext to place more NATO military equipment near the Russian border.
Earlier, Kiev and Western countries expressed concern about the alleged increase in “aggressive actions” by Russia near the borders of Ukraine. Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian President, responded that Russia is moving its forces within its territory and at its own discretion. He added that this measure does not threaten anyone and should not worry anyone.