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The Ukrainian President wants an international trade embargo against Russia

FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes a statement in Kyiv
FILE PHOTO: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy makes a statement in Kyiv, Ukraine, in this still image taken from a handout video released March 3, 2022. Press Service of the President of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

March 7, 2022

LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday called for new international sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, proposing a boycott of Russian oil and other Russian exports and a halt to exports to Russia.

Western sanctions imposed over Russia’s military attack have already isolated Russia on a scale unprecedented in such a large economy.

Zelenskyi said economic pressure must be increased and called for an international trade embargo on Russia. [L2N2VA07O]

“If the invasion continues and Russia has not abandoned its plans against Ukraine, then a new sanctions package is needed… for the sake of peace,” he said in a video address, noting in particular a boycott of Russian oil and oil products.

“Boycott imports to Russia – if they don’t obey civilized rules, they shouldn’t receive goods and services from civilization – let the war feed them,” he said.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, writing by Alessandra Prentice, editing by Timothy Heritage)

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