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EU Weighs Lifting Sanctions on Some Russians Over Legal Concerns

  • About 40 individuals have asked to be taken off sanctions list
  • EU lawyers have found that some of the requests have merit
Andrey Melnichenko
Andrey Melnichenko

Source: Bloomberg

The European Union is in discussions about removing sanctions it imposed on some Russian individuals over their involvement in Moscow’s war in Ukraine after the bloc’s lawyers found that the penalties may have been imposed on weak grounds, according to people familiar with the matter.

Some 30 individuals have taken the EU to court, asking to be removed from the sanctions lists, and about another 10 have asked the EU directly to be removed, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the process is private.