The European Union is preparing further sanctions against Russia.

According to APA, Bloomberg reported on this with reference to an informed source.

According to information, the sanctions include the exclusion of Gazprombank, one of the country's largest banks, from the SWIFT international interbank payment system.

Gazprombank is Russia's only major financial institution that is not separated from SWIFT and accepts gas payments.

The 8th package of sanctions includes restrictions on the access of Russian ships to European ports and restrictions on propagandist media.