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Ukraine insists on greater synchronization of sanctions regimes against Russia by EU, G7 – Svyrydenko

KYIV. Feb 8 (Interfax-Ukraine) – First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko, who is also the Economy Minister of Ukraine, during a meeting with G7 ambassadors in Kyiv, noted the necessity of a greater synchronization of sanctions regimes against Russia by the EU and the G7 countries.

According to the press service of the Office of the President, she also emphasized the need to introduce the most stringent sectoral sanctions against Russia in order to limit the Kremlin’s ability to continue its aggressive war against Ukraine.

Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Vladyslav Vlasiuk noted the interest of the Ukrainian side in strengthening coordination and cooperation with the Group of Seven countries on the sanctions track.

He presented to the G7 ambassadors the latest developments of the International Working Group on Sanctions against Russia, chaired by Head of the Presidential Office Andriy Yermak and Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Ambassador Michael McFaul, in particular, on assessing the impact of sanctions against Russia and priority areas for further strengthening of sanctions pressure on the aggressor.

Vlasiuk emphasized the importance of imposing sanctions restrictions on the Russian nuclear industry in view of the role of Rosatom in the illegal seizure of Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant.

The Advisor to the Head of the President’s Office expressed an expectation that the next package of sanctions being prepared by the partners for the anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion would be as powerful and ambitious as possible.

Since the launch of the Interagency Working Group on the Implementation of the State Sanctions Policy in September 2022, Ukraine has imposed sanctions on more than 3,300 individuals and 1,550 legal entities involved in activities against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state.