EU approved import ban on Russian coal, timber, cement, and vodka
The EU has approved an import ban on Russian coal as part of a new package of sanctions against Moscow. The EU imports 20 Million euros of Russian coal daily, a fraction of what it pays for Russian oil and gas. Measures also include an import ban for Russian timber, cement and vodka, prohibits entry for Russian ships to EU ports and a full transaction ban on four key Russian banks. A message of support, is what EU Commission President von der Leyen wants to convey on her visit to Kyiv.