EU-erklæring om restriktive tiltak i anledning Russlands handlinger for å destabilisere situasjonen i Ukraina

15. oktober sluttet Norge seg til EU sin erklæring om restriktive tiltak i anledning Russlands handlinger for å destabilisere situasjonen i Ukraina.

15. oktober sluttet Norge seg til EU sin erklæring om restriktive tiltak i anledning Russlands handlinger for å destabilisere situasjonen i Ukraina.

EUROPEAN UNION

15 OCTOBER 2014

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with the Council Decision 2014/659/CFSP amending Decision 2014/512/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine.

On 8 September 2014, the Council adopted Council Decision 2014/659/CFSP.

The Council Decision strengthens restrictions on Russia's access to EU capital markets. EU nationals and companies may no longer provide loans with a maturity exceeding 30 days to five major Russian state-owned banks. At the same time, trade in new bonds, equity or similar financial instruments with a maturity exceeding 30 days, issued by the same banks, is prohibited. The same prohibitions have been extended to three major Russian defence companies and three major energy companies.

In addition, the scope of the prohibition on the supply of sensitive technologies has been broadened to include prohibiting the provision of certain services necessary for deep water and Arctic oil exploration and production, and shale oil projects in Russia. Furthermore, the ban on the export of dual-use goods and technology has been extended to prohibit the supply of certain dualuse items to specific Russian military/civilian end-users.

The Candidate Countries Montenegro*, Iceland+ and Albania*, the EFTA country Norway, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine align themselves with this Decision.

They will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision.

The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.