The EU’s latest sanctions against Russia have also been put into law in Norway, reports the Norwegian foreign ministry. The goal is to put more pressure on Russia to end its war on Ukraine.
Another 30 people and seven organizations have been added to the sanctions list, including several of those involved in the so-called referendum that Russia claims made four regions in eastern Ukraine part of Russia. Most of the rest of the world does not recognize Russia’s occupation.
The new sanctions also impose new export restrictions tied to coal, electronic components, technical equipment in the aviation sector, certain chemicals and weapons. New import restrictions have been tied to steel products, machines, plastic, automobiles, textiles, shoes, leather, ceramics and jewelry not made of gold.
Norwegian harbour closures have also been extended to apply to all vessels certified by the Russian maritime ships register. Fishing vessels can still, however, enter harbours in Tromsø, Kirkenes and Båtsfjord but are subject to inspections.