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EU Solidarity with Ukraine

Goods, services with military and civil purpose (“dual-use goods and services”)

The EU has sharpened and extended export controls on dual-use goods to target sensitive sectors in Russia’s military industrial complex, and limit Russia’s access to crucial advanced technology, such as

  • drones and software for drones
  • software for encryption devices
  • semiconductors and advanced electronics
  • engines for drones
  • chemicals that could be used for chemical weapons
  • law enforcement items
  • special materials and industrial machinery
  • camouflage gear and riot control agents
  • rare earths
  • thermostats
  • thermographic cameras
  • machine tools
  • machinery parts
  • DC motors and servomotors for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) 
  • electronic components identified in weapon systems (helicopters, missiles, drones, and wheeled vehicles)
  • all-terrain vehicles such as quad bikes
  • microwave and aerial amplifiers
  • digital flight data recorders

The EU has also extended the list of sanctioned entities to whom tighter restrictions apply, including companies active in military and defence areas, which are logistically and materially supporting the invasion.

The existing export ban now also covers jet fuel and fuel additives, which may be used by the Russian army.

Lower tech items used by the military such as toy/hobby drones, complex generator devices, laptop computers, cameras and lenses, radio navigational aid apparatus and apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or data are also prohibited.


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    The sanctions hit Russia’s access to important technologies beyond dual-use goods and technologies and downgrade over time their technological capabilities.

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    They stop public financing or financial assistance for trade with, or investment support in, Russia, including national export support.