A group of experts will appear at the Office of the President of Ukraine to analyze the observance of sanctions against Russia
An expert group will be set up at the Office of the President of Ukraine within a week to monitor and analyze compliance with international sanctions against Russia. After all, it is important for Ukraine that sanctions packages against the Russian Federation are effective, and president Volodymyr Zelensky stated this in his address.
“It is important for us that the sanctions packages are effective and serious enough, given what the Russian Federation is already doing against Ukraine. If the sanctions packages are weak or do not work enough, if they can be circumvented, it creates a dangerous illusion in the Russian leadership that they can continue to afford what they are doing now. And Ukrainians pay for it with their lives. Thousands of lives,” the President said.
“Therefore, starting this week, we are creating a group of experts at the President’s Office – Ukrainian and international, who will constantly analyze the sanctions against Russia – what they really affect,” he said.
As Volodymyr Zelensky explained, sanctions should work as intended, without any possibility of circumventing them.
The President also stressed that Ukraine would disagree with the passive sanctions position of some entities against Russia.
“There should be no “suspended” sanctions packages – they say that if Russian troops do something, then there will be some answer … We already went through this story last year, when we said that we need strong preventive sanctions against Russia to prevent invasion. The preventive package was not made. A full-scale war has begun,” the President said.
According to him, there are now many hints at the possibility of tightening sanctions, such as an embargo on Russian oil supplies to Europe if Russia uses chemical weapons in Ukraine.
“Doesn’t everything that the Russian military is doing and has already done so deserve an oil embargo?” Don’t deserve phosphorus bombs? Shouldn’t the fired chemical production or the fired nuclear power plant deserve it? ” – summed up Volodymyr Zelensky.