Zelenskyy calls on EU to hit back at Russia's blackmail and terror

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is convinced that the European Union should respond to the crises created by Russia in the markets and in international relations by strengthening sanctions and ending trade relations.

Source: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on the evening video address

Quote from Zelenskyy: "The crises created by Russia are hitting the whole world and no-one will be able to stay away when Russia wreaks havoc in the food market, in the energy markets or simply in international relations."

Details: The President, in particular, recalled the Russian gas threats. Even despite the concession regarding the turbine for the Nord Stream, Russia is not going to resume gas supplies to European countries in accordance with the contracts.

He said that Russia uses various forms of terror - it does not care whether people suffer from hunger, winter cold or occupation.

Quote from Zelenskyy: "And that's why we need to beat back. Don't think about how to return some turbine or other, but strengthen sanctions. Do everything to limit Russian income not only from gas and oil, but also from any export that still remains. And to sever trade ties with Russia as much as possible, because every such tie is a potential means of pressure for Russia."

Details: Zelenskyy is convinced that the 8th package of sanctions against Russia should become even more substantial and significant than the recently approved 7th.