Reuters, citing sources, reports that the European Commission has prepared a new package of sanctions against Russia and Belarus due to the situation around Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

OREANDA-NEWS. In particular, as part of the new measures, three Belarusian banks will be disconnected from the SWIFT system. A ban will also be imposed on the export of marine technology from Russia to Europe.

According to the agency's sources, the new package will be discussed on March 8 at the level of permanent representatives of the European Union. The EU also plans to expand sanctions against "Russian oligarchs" and members of parliament.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for tougher sanctions on banks or restricting their access to the SWIFT system.

“We must admit that we must do more in the area of ​​sanctions. We can do more and we must do it,” Johnson said.

He also noted that it is necessary to expand the sanctions aimed at individuals.

At the same time, the British Prime Minister stressed that these actions should not be viewed as if the United Kingdom is opposed to all Russians.

When asked whether London would support a complete renunciation of Russian gas and oil, the politician said that "nothing can be ruled out."

On February 27, the German government announced the disconnection of Russian banks from the SWIFT international payment system, which have already fallen under sanctions. The European Union is exploring the possibility of disconnecting other Russian banks from SWIFT.