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Ukraine must close opportunities for circumventing sanctions by Russia

Jun 5, 2023

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a special meeting with the Main Intelligence Directorate, the government, the Foreign Intelligence Service, and the Presidential Office to prevent Russia from circumventing sanctions.


The head of state said this in an address at the end of the 466th day of the war, Ukrinform reports.

"Today I held a special meeting on sanctions. The GUR, the Foreign Intelligence Service, the government, the Office (of the President - ed.). We analyzed in great detail how Russia circumvents sanctions and who helps it... We see every direction of circumvention of the existing sanctions, every country whose territory or jurisdiction, whose citizens are used by Russia to continue terror. And we must close all such areas - together with our partners - to ensure that Russian missiles and weapons do not contain products of the free world. The necessary steps will be taken," Zelensky emphasized.

He also noted that Russia produces terrorist weapons, including missiles, with the help of various companies in different countries. According to him, the terrorist state is currently able to use the world's technologies through a network of suppliers, as well as to circumvent international sanctions regimes. At the same time, he noted that the sanctions imposed on Russia are an indispensable part of the aggressor country's responsibility for its crimes. The sanctions should also limit Russia's ability to terrorize to the maximum.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 05/06/2023

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