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However, U.S. trade sanctions would not be the biggest headache for Russia, since in global terms the European Union carries much more weight in the balance of its international transactions, and Brussels has also threatened Putin’s government with trade penalties if it takes hostile action against Ukraine. In fact, the EU as a whole is the Russian Federation’s largest trading partner, ahead of even China.
“To be clear: we want dialogue. We want conflicts to be resolved in the bodies intended for that purpose. But if the situation deteriorates, if there are new attacks on Ukraine’s territorial integrity, we will respond with massive economic and financial sanctions,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who also reminded Putin’s government that “the EU is by far Russia’s largest trading partner and also by far its largest investor. This trade relationship is important for us, but it is much more important for Russia”.
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Since the end of World War II, the United States, given the weakness of most of the countries of the world and shielded by anti-communism, used its economic and military power and the financial organizations born of the Bretton Woods agreement to sanction those states that did not align themselves with its economic and strategic interests.
The most recent excuses for sanctions have been the violation of human rights and terrorism, even in countries where it has been proven by declassified documents that the U.S. government itself has encouraged, financed and protected dictatorial regimes in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, not to mention the dozens of invasions and coups d’états – the perfect backdrop for subjugation and subordination.
In 1950, with the entry of the United States into the Korean War (between North and South Korea), the first economic sanctions were introduced against North Korea, one of the most affected countries, and remained in place until 2008. This decision was aimed at weakening the “Soviet Union’s support” for its ally in the North.
As of April 13, following a third round of sanctions by Canada, the European Union and the United States, along with dozens of individuals, two corporations were also sanctioned. Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Riabkov stated that the new sanctions against Russia “cause disgust” and “will not go unanswered”.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Riabkov stated that the new U.S. sanctions against Russia “cause disgust” and “will not go unanswered”. For its part, the European Union agreed to expand by 15 persons the list of Russians and Ukrainians whose assets it has decided to freeze and ban visas to access EU territory because of their involvement in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. The European Union, for its part, agreed to extend by 15 persons the list of Russians and Ukrainians whose assets it has decided to freeze and ban visas to access EU territory because of their involvement in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.[19
A U.S. government official, reported that the members of the Group of 7 will also apply new sanctions but that “each country will determine which sanctions it will impose without them having to be identical,” for both the situation in Crimea and in eastern Ukraine.
Japan announced milder sanctions than the United States and the European Union. These included the suspension of negotiations concerning military, space, investment, and visa requirements. The sanctions included the suspension of negotiations concerning the military, space, investment, and visa requirements. Japan’s sanctions were also more lenient.
Sanctions against Russia over Crimea
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Ukraine also welcomes sanctions against Russia as a way to hold the Kremlin accountable for its occupation of the Crimean peninsula.President Volodymir Zelenski said he will meet with the leaders of France and Germany on Friday to discuss the conflict with Russia. Biden said he had a “respectful” conversation with PutinFollowing the diplomatic tension sparked by the U.S. sanctions against Russia, President Joe Biden assured that he had already spoken on the phone with his Russian counterpart about it. “I was clear with President Putin that we could have gone further, but I chose not to,” Biden said in statements to the press and clarifying that the call occurred earlier this week. “I chose to be proportionate,” the U.S. president added. Biden added that now is the time to reduce tensions and said there is still room for the two countries to work together, given that both play a determining role in global stability. With AP, Reuters and EFE.