Norway is introducing several new sanctions against Russia, including a ban on the import of oil by sea from Russia to Norway.
“We stand with the EU on the sanctions against Russia to maintain the pressure on the country’s government and elite. We now ban the import of oil that is transported by sea from Russia to Norway,” Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) stated.
The ban on importing crude oil and other petroleum products from Russia enters into force immediately, but the regulations contain transitional periods until December 5, 2022, for crude oil, and until February 5, 2023, for petroleum products.
This time, 65 people and 18 units are added to the sanction list. A total of 1,158 people and 98 units are now on the list.
These include people believed to be responsible for the actions of Russian soldiers in Butsja and Mariupol, leading business people and family members of listed oligarchs and civil servants, several companies in the defense industry, and a financial institution.
Although Norwegian trade with Russia is small compared to many other countries, some Norwegian companies and their employees have been hit hard by the sanctions, Huitfeldt pointed out.
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