Western sanctions against Russia for the invasion of Ukraine are already having “great effects” on Russia’s strategic sectors such as defense, the oil and automotive industries, or airlines.assured this Saturday the high representative for Foreign Policy of the European Union, Joseph Borrell.
“Without sanctions, Russia would ‘have its cake and eat it’”added the coordinator of community diplomacy on his Twitter account, where he assured that with the sanctions Moscow “will be forced to ‘choose between butter and pistols’, locking Putin in with a gag that is gradually tightening.”
“The price of Russia’s rupture with the international order will be very high”Borrell said.
Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine at the end of February, the European Union, in line with its Western partners, has approved trade sanctions against Russia in sectors such as air and maritime transport, energy, technology and gold, among others, as well as against 108 entities and 1,212 individuals, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ukraine denounced a new attack by Russian troops in the vicinity of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant
The Ukrainian authorities denounced this Saturday a new Russian attack that occurred throughout the night in the vicinity of the nuclear power plant of Zaporizhzhia that has reached a highway used for the transport of hydrogen and the electrical lines of the installation, whose operators have been forced to divert part of their electrical supply.
According to the Ukrainian administrator of the region, Oleksandr Starukhthe road reached caught fire and the damage caused to the power lines forced the disconnection “of the fourth power unit of the power system.”
The energy supplied by the unit has been replaced by a backup generator, as Staruj has made known on his Telegram account, in a message collected by the Ukrainian channel 24TV.
The administrator recalls that the plant was the scene on Friday of three Russian attacks with rocket launchers, which damaged some power units in which the nuclear reactor is located.
As happened yesterday, Staruj denounced that the representatives of the Russian nuclear agency rosetom who are in the place “quickly left the plant before the attack”.
In early March, the Russian Army seized the facilities of the nuclear power plant, one of the largest in Europeand that in the first stages of the war it was already the scene of intense clashes.
Russiaon the other hand, accuses the Ukrainian Army of launching these attacks, as denounced on Friday by Russia’s permanent deputy representative to the UNDmitri Poliansky.
Moscow accuses Ukraine specifically of having fired twenty 20 152 mm projectiles against the plant and the nearby city of Energodar on Friday. These attacks, according to Moscow, caused a fire in a hydrogen station, but the fire was controlled by the emergency services.
As a result of the bombing at Energodar, according to Russia, there is a partial lack of electricity and water supply, and the power generated by the plant has been substantially reduced.
“We have sent detailed information about this heinous provocation to the UN Secretary General,” the diplomat said on his Twitter account.
“It’s time for the UN call things by their name,” he said.
(With information from EFE)
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