The EU Council announces its fifth round of sanctions on Russia following aggression in Ukraine, including a prohibition on State aid to firms where there is at least 50% Russian public ownership and the firm continues to operate in Russia

Restrictive measures against individuals The Council adopted restrictive measures against an additional 217 individuals. These include Russian high-net-worth individuals, high-ranking Kremlin officials, individuals responsible for disinformation and information manipulation, as well as family members of previously listed individuals. These 217 individuals have been added to the list of sanctioned natural persons under Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 of 17 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. The restrictive measures include: the freezing of funds and economic resources belonging to, owned, held or controlled by these listed individuals; the prohibition to make funds or

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