Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak had a telephone call with Director General for Economics, Science and Technology at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office of the United Kingdom Kumar Iyer.
Yermak said that Russia's war against Ukraine does not stop, heavy fighting continues in the east of Ukraine, and yesterday our country suffered another missile attack launched by the aggressor, therefore it is necessary to increase pressure on the Russian Federation, in particular sanctions.
The head of the President's Office thanked for the fact that the UK remains one of the leaders in the issue of sanctions.
Yermak briefed Iyer on the initiative to hold a sanctions summit in Ukraine soon with the participation of representatives of partner countries to analyze what has already been done and discuss the next steps.
According to him, the Yermak-McFaul International Working Group continues to work on recommendations for new sanctions against Russia.
The head of the President's Office said that one of the important areas today is the application of restrictive measures against Russian propagandists and well-known public figures who justify the Russian Federation's war against Ukraine and at the same time have assets and real estate in Western countries, organize various events in these countries and participate in them.
Visa restrictions are also needed for Russian military personnel who participated in the war against Ukraine and their family members.
For his part, Iyer said that the United Kingdom is committed to actively work to find ways to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of the sanctions policy against the Russian Federation, and expressed readiness to see all relevant proposals.