The Russian president announced on Monday in his address that he had “immediately” decided to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk “republics” in the east. The West has already reacted and announced its support for the separatists from Donbas.
The US and the EU are responding to Russia’s actions regarding Ukraine. There will be sanctions
The United States described Putin’s decision as a flagrant breach of Russia’s international obligations. The White House has already announced the first sanctions.
– We expected such a step from Russia and we are ready for an immediate response – wrote White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki in a statement, announcing that President Joe Biden will soon sign an ordinance banning American entities from any investment, trade and financial operations with the so-called Donetsk and Lugansk republics.
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Jen Psaki added that on the basis of the regulation it will be possible to impose sanctions on natural persons operating in these regions. “We will soon announce additional steps related to today’s flagrant breach of Russia’s international obligations,” she said.
On the other hand, the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell, after the meeting of EU foreign ministers of 27 countries in Brussels, said that if Russia recognizes the independence of the self-proclaimed republics in the Donbas, it will propose EU countries to approve the prepared package of sanctions.
that Russia would be effectively cut off from the international financial markets. Sanctions would be imposed on all the goods produced by the EU, which Russia urgently needs to modernize its economy and which it will not be able to replace. A similar package of sanctions has also been prepared by the USA, Canada and Great Britain in cooperation with the EU.
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