August 19, 2022

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The United States, Europe and Canada are imposing sanctions on Putin and Lavrov: Russia has responded by pointing to the “total incompetence” of the West.

United States, United Kingdom, European Union and Canada Announced this Friday Sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Foreign Minister Sergei LavrovFor his responsibility in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Without giving big details, White House spokeswoman Jen Zaki He acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Obama’s government.

When Pisaki says that The move is aimed at sending the West a “clear message of the strength of the opposition” against Putin. The US Treasury Department is expected to release further details on possible sanctions during the session.

Previously, The European Union (EU) has frozen the assets of Putin and Lavrov. When expanding the number of Russian oligarchs banned from entering the EU and withholding assets.

London announces sanctions against two Russian leaders Assets and bank accounts in the United Kingdom have already been added to the list of oligarchy in that country.

Notice published by British Prime Minister Boris JohnsonDuring a telecommunications meeting with NATO leaders this Friday.

The EU Ministers They said other sanctions, including the expulsion of Russia from SWIFT, the dominant body for global financial transactions, were still possible.

“The SWIFT debate is not out of the question; it will continue,” said Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Aselborn.

For its part, Council of Europe Suspended Russia from the main human rights organization on the continent. The 47-nation body said the country continues to be a member and is bound by relevant traditions.

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Russia has begun retaliating with its own actions, banning British flights on its border in retaliation for a similar ban on its airline Aeroflot.

Finally, Canada Size added: Prime Minister Justin TrudeauIn the afternoon, he announced that “we will impose sanctions on President Putin and his fellow architects of this barbaric war, his commander-in-chief and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.”

“These men bear the greatest responsibility for the death and destruction that is taking place in Ukraine,” he said.

Trudeau backed Swift’s withdrawal of Russia from the International Bank.

He also announced sanctions against Belarus for “complicity in President Putin’s invasion of a free and sovereign nation.”

After knowing the measurements, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria SajarovaHe said sanctions against President Putin and his foreign minister showed the “incompetence” of the West.

“Sanctions against the president and foreign minister are an example and demonstration of the total ineffectiveness of your own foreign policy,” spokeswoman Maria Sajarova told Russian television.

Zakharova warned that relations between Moscow and the Western powers were nearing an “irreversible state”.

“It was not our choice. We wanted the conversation, but the Anglo-Saxons closed those options one after the other and began to act differently,” the official said.

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