Ukraine calls for EU sanctions to cripple Russia’s missile production
Dmytro Kuleba (Photo:Kay Nietfeld/Pool/Reuters)
The EU must use the upcoming sanctions package to destroy Russia’s ability to produce long-range ballistic and cruise missiles, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said during a briefing on Nov. 22.
“…They [sanctions] should be strengthened, as long as the Russian aggression continues,” said Kuleba.
“Sectors that are of particular importance for the Russian economy – energy, finance, trade, technology – should be targeted with sanctions in order to achieve the necessary results. And special attention should be paid to sanctions which could slow down and stop the missile industry of Russia. Russia's ability to produce new missiles must simply be destroyed, so that they don’t have an additional resource to destroy Ukrainian cities, the Ukrainian energy system, and Ukrainian citizens."
According to Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, Russia has enough long-range missiles to launch three or four massive barrages of missile strikes against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
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