The European Union has proposed banning the export of machine tools and machinery parts that Russia uses to make weapons, according to documents seen by Bloomberg, Ednews reports.
The proposal is contained in the EU’s 12th sanctions package, which also includes a ban on diamonds and measures to better enforce the price cap on Russian oil. Member states are set to discuss the proposals this week and they could change before they’re approved.
Other items used by Russia that contribute to the production of its military systems that the EU proposes to add to its list of restricted goods include chemicals, lithium batteries, thermostats and motors and servomotors for drones.
The proposals include import restrictions on liquefied propane, pig iron and spiegeleisen, copper wires, aluminum wires, foil, tubes and pipes.