The European Union has informed member states that the United Arab Emirates has agreed to restrict the re-exportation to Russia of sensitive items used for its war in Ukraine, according to a report.
Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported on Thursday that the European Commission briefed EU ambassadors on the development this week. The source added Turkey is considering a similar measure.
A UAE official told Bloomberg that the country uses a legal export control framework to monitor and restrict the exportation and re-exportation of certain so-called “dual-use products” to conflict zones. Dual-use products are goods, software and technology that can be used in both civilian and military contexts.
The EU and G7 allies banned the exportation of dual-use products to Russia after the country invaded Ukraine in 2022. Still, Moscow manages to circumvent the sanctions, often by importing the products from Asia and the Middle East.