During a meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Kyiv, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for the preparation of the seventh package of sanctions against Russia, which should be even more powerful.
"I am grateful to the European Union for its sanctions policy against Russia, which is very helpful in our struggle. Six packages of EU sanctions have become a tangible instrument of pressure on Russia during the war. But the war continues. Therefore, the seventh package of sanctions is needed, and it should be even more powerful," the President said during a meeting with media representatives following talks with Ursula von der Leyen in Kyiv.
In particular, according to him, all Russian officials and judges working for war and repression should be subject to sanctions. The European Union must also completely block the activities of all Russian banks. First of all, this applies to Gazprombank, which finances Russia's anti-European policy. In addition, sanctions are needed against all Russian companies that in one way or another help the state in the military sphere or in suppressing democracy and freedom of speech.
"And, of course, the European Union, for its own benefit, must work much faster to completely abandon Russia's energy resources. This is a fundamental issue of security for all - both for Ukraine and for each EU state," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, adding that work is underway on other areas of sanctions policy as well.