International sanctions during the Ukrainian crisis

Moscow's response to the Serbian minister: Rather strange position

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, in her Telegram channel, responded to the call of the Minister of Economy of Serbia, Rade Basta, to the government to join the sanctions against Russia in connection with the growing pressure on the republic from the West.

US diplomat told Serbia: Russia brutally attacked Ukraine, I hope you will understand

According to him, due to the non-introduction of those sanctions, Serbia is paying a high price.
In an interview with Novi Pazar Radio Sto Plus, he said that it is very important that Serbia does not wait to become a member of the EU, but that, in the process of accession, it should align its policy with the EU, including regarding the introduction of sanctions against Russia.

Turkey’s Foreign Trade Deficit Spikes, Imports from Russia Double

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Astana, Kazakhstan, October 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/VYACHESLAV PROKOFYEV / KREMLIN / SPUTNIK

The TurkStat figures show that in the January-December 2022 period, imports had a value of $363.71 billion, a 34 per cent increase on the previous year. Imports from Russia have doubled in value.

Hungary to Veto EU Nuclear Sanctions against Russia

Hungary will veto European Union sanctions against Russia affecting nuclear power, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday, Reuters reported.

Ukraine has called on the EU to include Russia's state nuclear company Rosatom in the sanctions, but Hungary, home to a Russian-built nuclear power plant that it plans to expand with Rosatom's help, has blocked that.