Contents tagged with Sanctions on Russia
President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the introduction of new US sanctions against Russia.
"Every unlawful and illegitimate act of the Kremlin, whether in the Crimea, the Donbas or Salisbury, will continue to receive our solid, firm and resolute response on both sides of the Atlantic," the President wrote on Facebook.
He stressed that interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states, including electoral processes, has already become routine for Moscow.
"Ukraine has fully felt this …
The European Union will not recognize results of the Russian presidential election in the territory of Crimea, as stated by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, at a joint press conference with President Petro Poroshenko, broadcast by 112 Ukraine.
Mogherini said that the annexation of the Crimea violated international law and noted that the EU would not recognize the elections being held in the Crimea.
The EU High Representative also noted …
Before discussing the issue of easing the sanctions imposed on Russia, it is necessary to make at least a couple of “important steps" in the implementation of the Minsk agreements, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a press conference in Berlin on Monday, March 12.
During the press conference, a DW correspondent asked Merkel whether Berlin would agree to a partial lifting of the sanctions if an agreement was reached on a UN “Blue Helmets” mission for the Donbas, and if the mission began …
Ukraine called on the European Union to impose sanctions against the organizers of the "fake elections" in the territory of annexed Crimea, as stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on March 12 following the meeting with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.
"Regarding the Russian Presidential elections next Sunday, I made it clear that Ukraine does not recognize fake presidential elections on the temporarily …
At a joint briefing with the Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine does not recognize the election for the President of Russia in the territory of the annexed Crimea and will impose sanctions against the organizers.
The President called on the EU to do likewise and impose restrictions on the organizers of the election.
“In the context of the Russian presidential elections next Sunday, I made it clear that Ukraine does not …
The European Union has extended restrictive measures against 150 citizens and 38 Russian companies until September 15, 2018, as indicated in a statement issued on Monday by the European Council.
“The EU Council has extended measures for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, for another six months,” the statement said.
It was noted that an assessment of the situation did not justify a change in the sanctions regime.
“Other EU …
Sanctions will be imposed against individuals who take part in organizing and conducting "voting" processes during the so-called elections of the President of the Russian Federation in the annexed Crimea, as stated by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European Integration, Olena Zerkal. According to her, Ukraine has already begun preparations for imposing these sanctions.
"We are now working on the list of people who are collaborators, who take part in electoral commissions, and …
US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker stated that "it's time to think about tougher sanctions over the Crimea." Ukrinform reports on March 7 that he made the statement during his speech at the Warsaw office of the German Marshall Fund.
"It is important that the US, EU, Ukraine and other countries do not recognize Russia's annexation of the Crimea. I believe it's time to think about how we can make our position tougher, including consequences for trips [of politicians], trade and …
President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on the extension of sanctions against banks that hold Russian state capital.
The decree, which put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council made on March 1, is available on the website of the President.
Previously, Poroshenko said that over the past three years, the share of assets of the above-mentioned banks in the system decreased from 10.6% to 5.6%. At the same time, in 2017, the net assets of these banks decreased by …
The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) has extended restrictive measures against subsidiaries of Russian banks in Ukraine, the NSDC said.
Earlier on Thursday, Poroshenko called for this measure on his Twitter account. “Banks with state-owned Russian capital are already winding up their business in Ukraine, and their withdrawal from the market is only a matter of time,” he said.“I would like to inform you that during 2017, the net assets of Ukrainian banks with Russian …