May 20, 2024

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New Zealand announces new economic sanctions against Russia

New Zealand announces new economic sanctions against Russia

The New Zealand government on Thursday announced new economic sanctions against 28 individuals and 14 companies accused of providing military and strategic support to Russia in the framework of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Developments that caused thousands of people to migrate. “Russia’s direct support of its military-industrial complex attacks its sovereignty and territorial integrity vis-à-vis Ukraine. New Zealand condemns all organizations and individuals providing this military support,” New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced. The country’s diplomatic chief explained that the new sanctions target Iranian actors involved in the transfer of arms from North Korea to Russia for use in Ukraine and Iranian actors providing military assistance, particularly drones. During the day, Ukrainian authorities said part of their troops in the Kharkiv region in the north of the country had to withdraw from some positions due to significant advances by Russian troops over several days, and led to the displacement of nearly 8,000 citizens. Zelensky canceled all international trips, including to Spain, due to the difficult situation in the northern part of his country.

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