Ukraine calls on Macedonia to impose sanctions against Russia

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration called on Macedonia to impose sanctions against Russia, during her meeting with Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev as part of her working visit to Croatia, reported the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers’ press service.

"Russia has not shown any progress in the implementation of the PACE resolutions regarding Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Its recent provocations in the Azov Sea, fake elections in the Donbas on November 11, absence of progress in releasing Ukrainian political prisoners—the list could go on,” the Vice Prime Minister noted.

She called on the Republic of Macedonia, as a friendly country and a candidate for EU membership, to impose sanctions against Russia and to join the European policy in this direction.

During the meeting, officials also discussed general challenges and strategic goals in countering Russia’s interference and practices on the way to joining the EU and NATO. Zaev noted that Macedonia’s membership in NATO means stability in the country. He hoped that Ukraine would become a future member of the Alliance.

Earlier, Poland supported extending sanctions against Russia because of its aggressive actions against Ukraine in the Sea of Azov and said it was ready to promote this idea in the European Union. Britain also supported tightening sanctions against Russia after the latter seized three Ukrainian Navy vessels in the Kerch Strait.

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