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Office of Zelensky proposes a revised plan for imposing stricter sanctions on Russia


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Moscow, April 25 – Zelensky’s office revealed that the Yermak-McFaul International Group, led by the head of Vladimir Zelensky’s office Andrei Yermak and former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, revealed a new plan to tighten sanctions against Russia.
Earlier, Yermak announced the creation of an international advisory group Yermak-McFaul, which will draw up proposals for security guarantees for Ukraine, an action plan to tighten sanctions against the Russian Federation.
“The international working group on sanctions against Russia has submitted a new action plan to increase sanctions pressure on Russia… The new plan should be communicated to world leaders and relevant organizations dealing with the issue of sanctions as soon as possible,” Zelensky said in a statement on its website.
The plan is posted on the website. Proposals to strengthen sanctions – in 35 pages. In particular, Zelensky’s office proposes sanctions against all Russian oil and gas companies, including Gazprom. Full taxation of Western oil and gas companies remaining in the Russian Federation, blocking Russia’s access to Western oil and gas services.
“We propose a set of precautionary measures, including a ban on Russian uranium, and personal sanctions against Rosatom’s leadership and Rosatom officials operating in Ukraine,” the document read.

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The document also proposes a complete ban on all Russian metal products, on jewelry from the Russian Federation, to stop the delivery of high-tech products that “help the Russian army,” in particular, microchips with the support of Glonass.
“Impose comprehensive sanctions on the sectors of the Russian and Belarusian military industry. These sanctions may apply to all subsidiaries and legal entities of each ownership (for example, Rostec) in this sector in order to complicate the purchase of imported components necessary for the production of weapons, ”- says in the document.
The new plan also includes a ban on entering countries with tourist visas for Russians, full sanctions against the ten largest Russian banks, separating banks from the SWIFT system, and expanding individual sanctions against officials, officials of state institutions, journalists, and members of political parties. .
“We call on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), international sports federations and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to ban international sporting events organized or supported by an international sports federation or IOC in Russia or Belarus and the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in Any sporting events or meetings.”
On June 6, 2022, the international expert group Yermak-McFaul presented a roadmap for individual sanctions against individuals and legal entities in Russia, the number of potential candidates was at least 12,000 people. According to the compilers of the list, representatives of large companies who managed to avoid sanctions in most or all of the previous restrictions deserve special attention.
A number of Western countries imposed new sanctions on the Russian Federation because of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West, and the sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said earlier that the confiscation of property, the arrest of aircraft and property, and the sanctions against Russian businessmen show the collapse of the sanctity of private property in the West and the danger of doing business there.

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