Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The tenth package of anti-Russia sanctions will include measures to prevent their circumvention
PRAGUE, February 20 – RIA Novosti. When Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky arrived at the EU Ministerial Council meeting in Brussels on Monday, he said the upcoming tenth package of anti-Russian sanctions will include measures to prevent them from being exceeded.
“The content of the upcoming tenth package should include measures to fill the gaps in the anti-Russian sanctions. Various ways should be sought in order not to violate the sanctions. Sanctions,” said Lipavsky, speaking on AB TV.
But overall, as Lipavsky noted, the tenth package of sanctions will not be the main subject of the talks in Brussels on Monday.
“Negotiations on this issue continue at the working level, the ambassadors will still meet to discuss certain issues. I do not want to talk in more detail about the contents of the package,” Lipavsky said.
According to him, the Czech Republic supports any measures aimed at providing assistance to Ukraine, including the joint purchase of arms with other countries.
Since the end of February last year, the EU has approved nine packages of sanctions against Russia, which include financial and trade restrictions as well as individual sanctions. Currently, individual EU sanctions against Russia are applied to 1,386 individuals and 171 entities.
The Russian Federation has repeatedly stated that the country will cope with the pressure of sanctions that the West began to impose on Russia a few years ago and continues to increase. Moscow noted that the West did not have the courage to accept the failure of sanctions against the Russian Federation. In the Western countries themselves, the opinion that the anti-Russian sanctions are ineffective has repeatedly been heard.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously stated that the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West and that the sanctions deal a serious blow to the entire global economy. According to him, the main purpose of the West is to make the lives of millions of people worse.
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