Ukrainians demand economic sanctions to Russia

For immediate release

Ukrainian citizens appeal to the western countries to stop the military aggression of Russia by economic sanctions

President of Russian Federation Mr. Putin has de-facto started a war in the centre of Europe conducting a military intervention in Ukraine, which is a crime of aggression.


We, Ukrainian citizens, appeal to the international community to stop the military aggression of Russia. Economic sanctions against Moscow and restrictive measures against Russian high officials applied by international organizations and world governments can stop the war in Europe.

Ukraine surrendered its nuclear weapons in exchange for international security guarantees from Russia, USA and UK.

The international community, including the EU and the U.S. must defend the territorial integrity of Ukraine from Russian aggression, which grossly violated the UN Charter and the Budapest Memorandum .

We, the Ukrainian citizens, appeal to the international community to stop the military aggression of Russia.

First, we urge the EU and the U.S., NATO and OSCE structures immediately consider providing military assistance to protect the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Second, the international community, including the EU and the U.S. must immediately apply economic sanctions against Russia to prevent open armed conflict and war in Ukraine.

We call on the EU according to the Treaty on European Union within the framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP):

– to impose trade sanctions, in particular restrictions on import and export, arms embargoes;

– to apply other economic and financial sanctions targeting the state (prohibition on financial transactions, restrictions on export credits or investment);
– to apply targeted “smart sanctions” against specific officials who are responsible for the military intervention of Russia in Ukraine, in particular by freezing their assets in the EU and restring their entry into the territory of the EU;
– to take measures to reduce purchases of Russian gas.

We call on the member states of the World Trade Organization to consider the possibility of suspending the membership of Russia in the WTO.

We call on the Governments of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, the EU and the governments of other countries to stop military cooperation with Russia, open an investigation of the facts of possible money laundering by Russia’s officials using the financial systems of these countries and to apply targeted sanctions against such persons.
We call on NATO member state to stop cooperation with Russia.

Economic sanctions against Moscow and restrictive measures against Russian high officials applied by international organizations and world governments can stop the war in Europe.

Signed by Civic Sector of EuroMaydan,

New Citizen Partnership and EuroMaydan.

Media contact person Tata Peklun, peklun@gmail.com
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