Representative of the UN Secretary General said that sanctions should not harm ordinary Russians
The United Nations (UN) has called for sanctions not to harm ordinary Russians. This was stated by the representative of the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric, reports RIA News.
Dujarric was asked about the possible impact of bilateral sanctions on the supply of coronavirus vaccines from Russia. “I’m not sure I know enough about the impact of bilateral sanctions on vaccine exports,” he said.
The representative of the Secretary General noted that the principled position of the UN is that it is necessary to abandon sanctions that could harm civilians. “This is our position,” he concluded.
Earlier, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the European Union (EU) had prepared sanctions for 160 Russian businessmen and parliamentarians. “We continue to tighten our sanctions network. We will add 160 people to the blacklist, including businessmen and members of the Russian Federation Council,” von der Leyen wrote. She added that the Belarusian banking sector would also fall under the sanctions.
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