Time has come to sanction Russian nuclear industry, Zelensky says

Time has come to sanction Russian nuclear industry, Zelensky says

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine says the force of new sanctions against the Russian Federation should be able to stop aggression against Ukraine. In his opinion, the time has come for restrictions on the Russian nuclear industry.

The leader said this during a joint press conference with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from Kyiv.

"Sanctions against Russia significantly reduce the potential of the terrorist state and should remain one of the key defense tools of Europe and the world. And that is why the application of new sanctions, which we are so looking forward to, their strength… it is very important that the sanctions are powerful and substantive. And the force of these sanctions should be such that it is capable of stopping aggression, and that Russia, most importantly, cannot adapt to certain sanctions," Zelensky said.

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According to the president, today he discussed with Charles Michel concrete solutions that can increase pressure on Russia and its accomplices, including Iran, which continues to supply drones for Russian terror.

As the Ukrainian head of state noted, he believes that the tenth EU sanctions package can become even more effective than the previous ones.

Zelensky thanked Michel for his active participation and leadership in the implementation of the sanctions policy.

According to the president of Ukraine, "the time has come, in particular, for sanctions against the Russian nuclear industry, against all its branches, organizations, against all entities working for the Russian missile program, as well as for new steps in the energy sector, including an embargo on Russian energy."

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"Europe has enough power to leave a terrorist state without such a mighty resource for its aggression," the head of the Ukrainian state emphasized.

As reported, the European Union plans to adopt the 10th package of sanctions against Russia before the Ukraine-EU summit to be held on February 3 in Kyiv.

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