May 22, 2022

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New Zealand announces new sanctions against Russian individuals and companies

New Zealand announces new sanctions against Russian individuals and companies

The move condemns those considered to be involved in false information campaigns about the Kremlin troops’ invasion of Ukraine.

The New Zealand government announced on Wednesday New sanctions against eight Russian individuals and companies entangled in Russia’s misinformation campaignIn response to the invasion of Ukraine.

New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaya Mahuda has explained “This Wednesday’s sanctions are the first time Russia has targeted malicious Internet activity.And on all fronts reflects the determination of Russian President Vladimir Putin to respond to the occupation “, the news portal added. Stuff National NZ.

Thus he promised “President Putin’s propaganda machine is in full swing, spreading lies and misinformation To justify the illegal occupation of Russia.

Companies and people affected by these restrictions include the Director General of the Radio and Television Network. VGTRKOleg Dobrodeev, chairman of the media committee Krasnaya ZvezdaAlexei Bimanov, co-founder of the news portal NewsFrontMijail Sinelin or Internet research firm.

New Zealand announces new sanctions against Russian individuals and companies
New Zealand announces new sanctions against Russian individuals and companies

New Zealand has already imposed sanctions on more than 700 Russian individuals and companies, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Already approved companies include the Russian Central Bank, Alpha-Bank, Bank Rosia, Bank Otkriti, Black Sea Bank for Development and Reconstruction, Moscow’s Credit Bank, Gazprombank and Zenbank.

German support

After receiving harsh criticism for his stance on Russian gas imports, Germany, one of the European nations that relied heavily on Moscow for its power before the war in Ukraine, has vowed to become independent “forever”.

“We always reduce our dependence on Russian energy to zero.”The foreign minister said on Tuesday Annalena BarbachDuring his visit to kyiv.

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These words of the officer take place a few hours after the agency Reuters On Monday, it was reported that the German government was preparing for a sudden shutdown in Russian gas supplies. With a set of emergency measures including the acquisition of essential businessesAccording to three people who knew the matter.

Products led by the German Ministry of Economy show the height of the alarm over the supply of gas, which fuels Europe’s largest economy, which is essential for the production of steel, plastic and automobiles.

Russian gas accounted for 55% of Germany’s imports last year And Berlin is pushing for an end to the trade ties that critics say are aiding Russia’s war in Ukraine.

(With information from the European Press)

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