TOP LEGAL EVENTS OF THE LAST WEEK
The European Union has developed new sanctions as part of its 12th package aimed at Russia. The proposals include a ban on exporting machine tools and components used by Russia to produce weapons. Chemicals, lithium batteries, thermostats, engines, and servomotors for unmanned aerial vehicles are also being considered in the prohibited goods list. One important aspect is the ban on Russian diamonds from January 1, 2024, as well as a gradual restriction on the import of Russian diamonds processed in the third countries. The proposals also include additional measures for more effective control of restrictions on Russian oil prices. These sanctions are expected to reduce Russia's foreign trade volume by approximately 5 billion euros.
The EU plans to ban the import of Russian diamonds and the export of machinery. The 12th package of the EU anti-Russian sanctions includes a ban on Russian diamonds and measures to prevent the circumvention of oil restrictions.
The US has targeted the owners of Russia's shadow fleet of ships. US authorities, who announced their intention to restore the effectiveness of oil sanctions against Russia in early October, have moved from words to action. Thirty transportation companies that may have transported Russian oil in violation of sanctions were already notified.
For the first time since its establishment, a representative from Russia was not included in the composition of the International Court of Justice. Kirill Gevorkyan attempted to be re-elected to this position.
The FSB has launched a bot for reporting on people with "anti-Russian sentiments". The FSB administration has launched a bot for transmitting "important information for security" in the Belgorod region. Among those who are suggested to report are the people who "are located on the territory of Russia and openly display anti-Russian sentiments".