A new, eighth package of sanctions against Russia began to be discussed in the European Union.

Representatives of EU member states begin work on a new sanctions package this weekend.

A new package of sanctions may be adopted on October 6 in Prague, TSN reports.

There is readiness for new sanctions in the European Union.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eurosoz agreed to adopt new restrictions against Russia on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

This happened after learning about new Russian atrocities in the liberated Ukrainian territories, as well as after Putin's announcement of mobilization in Russia and nuclear threats towards the West.

One of the measures of the sanctions package may be the introduction of a price limit for Russian oil.

The European Union is already being drawn to Washington's initiative to set maximum prices for crude oil.

This step should hit Russia financially and significantly reduce its income, which is actually the main purpose of the sanctions.

However, there are still many details that need to be agreed.

The first is that the European Union actually already imposes an embargo on Russian oil in the winter.

This decision was included in one of the sanctions packages even earlier.

The next question is the effectiveness of this decision, because the countries that buy the most Russian oil, namely China and India, will not join these sanctions.

Instead, Washington believes that this restriction will still hurt Moscow, even if not everyone agrees to these restrictions.

Well, there are weak links within the EU.

The first is, of course, Hungary, the prime minister there is generally loudly criticizing the sanctions against Russia and demanding their cancellation by the end of this year.

For Hungary, the EU already made concessions earlier and allowed certain exceptions from sanctions.

At the same time, Budapest continues to increase its energy dependence on Russia.

And Austria is also starting to say that Europeans are harmed by sanctions more than Russia.

And that is why Vienna does not really agree to the introduction of new ones.

The Chancellor of Austria says that the EU should be involved through diplomacy, that bridges should be built between the victim and the aggressor so that you start negotiations and start talking.

How such votes will affect the formation of the 8th package of sanctions, which requires a unanimous decision of all EU members, will become clear later.

Establishing a ceiling price for crude oil is not the only proposal for a new package of sanctions.

There are proposals to introduce new restrictions in the energy sector.

Also disconnect more Russian banks from the Swift payment system.

Also, 5 EU countries, namely the Baltic states, Poland and Ireland, propose sanctions in the financial sphere - to limit the transfer of currency to Russia, to limit operations with cryptocurrency, to limit Russian IT services, to cancel the purchase of Russian diamonds and to reduce the purchase of Russian steel.

They also want to spread sanctions against Russian propagandists and also limit loopholes for receiving Russian money to legal entities registered in the EU.

These are the proposals for the next package of sanctions against Russia.

Representatives of the EU countries begin their discussion this weekend.

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