Sanctions against Russia must be effective and strong – Zelensky

Sanctions against Russia must be effective and strong – Zelensky

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that sanctions against Russia must be effective and strong.

He said this at a press briefing following his meeting with Prime Minister of Bulgaria Kiril Petkov, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"I would like to thank Mr. Petkov for the government's principled position in support of the European Union's sanctions policy. I want to emphasize that sanctions against Russia are needed only to force Russia to seek peace. For this to happen, sanctions must be effective, strong and must prevent Russia from evading the restrictions,” he said.

The President added that he continues to count on Bulgaria's support for sanctions over Russia's war against Ukraine.

On February 24, Russia launched a new phase of its eight-year war against Ukraine – a full-scale invasion. Russian troops have been shelling and destroying key infrastructure facilities, conducting massive shelling of residential areas of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launchers and ballistic missiles.


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