ZURICH, April 7 – RIA Novosti. Switzerland has blocked about 7.5 billion Swiss francs (just over $8 billion) in Russian assets due to sanctions, Erwin Bollinger, a spokesman for the State Secretariat for Economics (SECO), said on Thursday.
“About 7.5 billion francs have been blocked due to sanctions against Russia … As much as almost no other country in the world has blocked,” Bollinger said at a press conference.
Mishustin called the goal of Western sanctions a blow to all Russians
According to him, we are talking about funds blocked in bank accounts, as well as real estate in four cantons of the Confederation. Earlier, Switzerland supported the EU sanctions against Russia, imposed because of the special operation in Ukraine.
Western countries have imposed multiple sanctions in response to the special operation of the Russian Federation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine. A number of companies announced their withdrawal from the Russian market and the closure of production facilities in the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that Western companies that refuse to work with Russia did so under enormous pressure, but Russia will solve all the problems with the economy that the West creates for it.
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and, as of March 25, they have completed the main tasks of the first stage – they have significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.
10:52 Nuclear technology
The Hungarian Foreign Ministry called any sanctions against nuclear energy a red line
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