Austria has removed its opposition to the 12th package of EU sanctions on Russia following Ukraine's decision to remove Raiffeisen Bank International from a blacklist, as reported by Ukraine's

government website and confirmed by an EU diplomat.

Austria had been advocating for the removal of the bank from Ukraine's list labeled "international sponsors of war," aiming to identify and shame companies engaged in business in Russia and contributing to the conflict, such as through tax payments. Photo by Peter Haas / CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia commons.