Sanctions against Russia did not prevent her to fight the coronavirus – the European Commission

Санкции против России не мешают ей бороться с коронавирусом - Еврокомиссия

06.04.2020, 15:43

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Since EU sanctions imposed against certain Russian companies and individuals, they will not prevent Russia to deal with an outbreak of coronavirus infection

Sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia for aggression against Ukraine, did not prevent her to deal with the outbreak of coronavirus infection. About it today, 6 April, said the official European Commission representative Peter Stano at the briefing, reports UKRINFORM.

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Stano confirmed that the EU leaders received a letter from a number of MEPs, in which they urged not to weaken sanctions against Russia under the pretext of the need to resist the coronavirus.

Stano noted that the EU sanctions and the UN provides an opportunity for humanitarian exemptions. However, sanctions imposed on Russia affect companies and individuals associated with the occupation of Crimea and undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine actions. This means, Stano declared that they do not prevent Russia to counter the outbreak of coronavirus.

  • 15 Mar 2019 United States expanded sanctions against Russia, which was introduced in 2014 after the occupation of the Ukrainian Peninsula.
  • After them, the new sanctions announced Canada and in the sanctions list included the head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, the head of VTB Andrey Kostin, and also the company MIG, Sukhoi and Tupolev. On the same day the European Union imposed sanctions against eight Russian citizens involved in the capture and arrest of the Ukrainian sailors in the Black sea.
  • April 2, Ukraine will not allow Russia to run through the UN the procedure of lifting of sanctions.

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