In an effort to “starve” Russia’s war funding, the European Union has recently agreed to make it possible to chastise countries attempting to help Russia, in its 11th package of Russian sanctions.

However, some legal professionals are skeptical about the EU’s latest move, according to POLITICO.

“The EU is unlikely to make extensive use of the powers either in terms of the countries targeted or the scope of products—particularly in the short term,” said partner Steven Farmer. “This is because the measures, if as expected, will require the EU to exhaust the other options to mitigate circumvention first.”

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