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Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged to immediately summon the UN Security Council and to freeze all Russian assets until the troops are withdrawn from Ukraine
28.08.2014 | 11:35
Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the CMU

One of the probable components to deter Russian aggression must be considering of an opportunity to freeze all assets of Russia and stop all banking transactions of the Russian Federation with the EU, the U.S.A. and G7 states until the Russian military equipment, machinery and agents are withdrawn from Ukraine. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated on Thursday, August 28.

The Head of Government stressed that Ukraine is capable to cope with the Russian terrorists and mercenaries, supported by Russia: "But it is extremely difficult for Ukraine to cope with the Russian army and with Russia as a nuclear country that is heavily armed. And besides, certain European countries have military contracts with them to supply weapons which will be used and is used nowadays against Ukraine, against Europe and the entire world."

Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized that Russia had considerably increased its military presence on the territory of Ukraine: "The situation is daunting. I want to approach the issue with unemotional mind and a hot heart. Under the current circumstances I consider necessary that our western partners should immediately summon an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council".

Moreover, according to him, similar emergency meetings should be gathered by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and by the European Union at the level of foreign ministers.

He stressed that the imposed against the RF sanctions have failed to facilitate de-escalating of the situation in Ukraine: "In the current situation, one of the probable components to deter Russian aggression must be considering of an opportunity to freeze all assets of Russia and stop all banking transactions of the Russian Federation with the countries of the European Union, the United States and the G7. To freeze Russian assets and finances until the moment Russia withdraws its military equipment, machinery and agents".

The situation indeed is very difficult. All honour to Ukrainian soldiers who are defending and protecting our country, Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.

Volodymyr Putin deliberately launched the war in Europe. The entire world knows that and it is impossible to hide. Hence, the world needs effective and efficient steps, the PM said.

 

 

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