The EU trembles and softens the sanctions against Russia.

On Friday the European Union approved an amendment to the sanctions against Russian banks, according these banks will be able to attract long-term financing (for a period exceeding 30 days) from the EU banks, the News Economics website writes.

Obtaining the long-term loans is possible "if in order to attract such funding is to maintain the solvency and liquidity of legal entities registered in the EU and owned more than 50% by Russian banks", included in the sanctions list, the Official Journal of the European Union informs.

The amendment concerns Sberbank, VTB, "Gazprombank", "Vnesheconombank" and "Russian Agricultural Bank".

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