According to an “in progress” article published by DW, the AFP Agency has had access to a document in which can be read that “the sanctions also reportedly target the head of the Russian Orthodox Church”.
Sanctioning head of Russian Orthodox Church for the “metaphysical” meaning of the war
The European Commission, DW reports, has recommended sanctioning the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, according to a document seen by news agency AFP.
The European Times has published a series of documented articles on how the Patriarch ( accused of being a KGB/FSP agent ) has been justifying the war in one way or another. There seems to be a link also on how some of the closest followers of Kiril have been interacting for years with France financed anti-cult organization FECRIS spreading radicalized messages that would “justify” the views on the Ukrainians, but also “against the west”. Now, how come France has been and is financing such an organization, with such strong links to the Patriarch and his anti “west” agenda is another story that the French government should look into as willingly or not, it could be that they have been feeding and institutionally supporting the propaganda machine that now showed to be a danger not only for the Ukrainians but the fundamental rights in Europe.
Back to the sanctions, the measures are part of a new blow of economic measures against Russian government, that were announced by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The details of the sanctions package are set to be published later in the day.
AFP has reported that the new sanctions list from the EU’s executive branch includes 58 individuals, including Russian military personnel. The proposal also includes the wife, daughter and son of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.