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Ukraine initiates introduction of sectoral EU sanctions against Russia

Ukraine initiates introduction of sectoral EU sanctions against Russia The EU should impose sectoral sanctions against Ukraine (photo:

Pressure should be increased on the Russian Federation, including through the implementation of sectoral sanctions that harm the aggressor's economy, states Ukraine's Prosecutor General, Andriy Kostin.

On Wednesday, March 6, the Prosecutor General met with the Executive Directors of the European External Action Service, Michael Zibert, Stefan Tomat, Belen Martinez Carbonell, and Helene Le Gal.

During the meeting, Kostin thanked them for their strong support of the EU in political, economic, and humanitarian spheres during these difficult times when Ukraine is fighting for freedom and independence.

According to him, "Our goal is to build a network of comprehensive responsibility, which will include effective mechanisms for criminal prosecution of the Russian military and political leadership for the crime of aggression, confiscation of Russian assets, and compensation for damages to those who have suffered from this war."

"We are also sincerely grateful for the EU's firm position on sanctioning the terrorist country and its allies. It is necessary to continue to increase this pressure, including through the introduction of sectoral sanctions that will significantly limit the Russian economy and the aggressor's ability to continue the war," Kostin said.

Україна ініціює запровадження секторальних євросанкцій проти Росії

Photo: Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin ( Kostin)

EU sanctions against Russia

On February 23, the European Union approved the 13th package of sanctions against Russia. The EU Council decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 106 individuals and 88 entities responsible for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine.

The new EU sanctions target Russian governors, occupation officials, and representatives of Belarus.

Switzerland later decided to join the 13th package of Eurosanctions.