Russia is responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, which is a grave breach of international law
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta announced a new batch of sanctions against Russia for its brutal war on Ukraine.
“Today we are sanctioning 14 individuals and seven entities as part of our ongoing support for Ukraine. The group includes military personnel, defense entities and executives, Russian-directed disinformation outlets, and a paramilitary organization and its senior commanders,” Mahuta said.
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, by targeting Russian individuals and groups, New Zealand is making clear its condemnation of those who play a role in facilitating Russia’s illegal and unjustified actions in Ukraine.
“The Russian Federation supported by its defense sector is responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, which is a grave breach of international law. Aotearoa New Zealand is particularly concerned by Russia’s recent attacks targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure in cities across Ukraine,” Mahuta said.