Josep Borrell assured that Western sanctions against Russia have “major effects” on strategic sectors.

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The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Policy confirmed that the penalties imposed in the defence, oil and automotive industries or airlines are effective. “The cost of disrupting the international order will be very high,” he said.

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell attended the press conference he held in Brussels, Belgium after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell attended the press conference he held in Brussels, Belgium after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File

Western sanctions against Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine are already having “major effects” on Russia’s strategic sectors such as the defense, oil and automotive industries or airlines. reassured the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy this Saturday, Joseph Borrell .

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“Without the sanctions, Russia would ‘take the cake and eat it'” The community diplomacy coordinator added to his Twitter account, where he said that with sanctions, Moscow would have to “choose between butter and a gun” and lock up Putin with an increasingly tight gag.

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“The price of Russia’s break with the international order will be very heavy” said Borrel.

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Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the end of February, the European Union, in line with its Western partners, has given its approval. trade sanctions against Russia and 108 entities and 1,212 individuals, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, in sectors such as air and maritime transport, energy, technology and gold .

Ukraine condemns a new attack of Russian troops in the vicinity of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Ukrainian officials this Saturday condemned a new Russian attack that occurred overnight near the nuclear power plant. Zaporizhzhia Reaching a highway used to transport hydrogen and the plant’s power lines, its operators had to divert some of its electricity supplies.

August 5, 2022, a wheat elevator was damaged by a Russian missile attack, while the Russian offensive on Ukraine continued in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine.  REUTERS/Dmytro Smolienko
August 5, 2022, a wheat elevator was damaged by a Russian missile attack, while the Russian offensive on Ukraine continued in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine. REUTERS/Dmytro Smolienko

According to the Ukrainian manager of the region, Alexander Staruch The road reached caught fire and damage to power lines forced the “fourth power unit of the power system” to be disconnected.

As Staruj reported on his Telegram account in a message collected by the Ukrainian channel, the energy supplied by the unit has been replaced by a backup generator. 24TV.

The manager recalls that the facility was the scene of three Russian attacks on Friday with rocket launchers that damaged some power units where the nuclear reactor was located.

As yesterday, Staruj condemned the representatives of the Russian nuclear agency. rose flower Those at the site “quickly left the facility before the attack”.

August 5, 2022, in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine, workers remove the remains of a wheat warehouse damaged by a Russian missile attack as Russia continues its offensive on Ukraine.  REUTERS/Dmytro Smolienko
August 5, 2022, in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine, workers remove the remains of a wheat warehouse damaged by a Russian missile attack as Russia continues its offensive on Ukraine. REUTERS/Dmytro Smolienko

In early March, the Russian Army seized the facilities of the nuclear power plant, one of the largest in the world. Europe and it was already the scene of intense fighting in the early stages of the war.

Russia On the other hand, it accuses the Ukrainian Army of launching these attacks, as was condemned by Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN on Friday. UN Dmitri Poliansky.

Moscow blame Ukraine especially for having fired 20 20 152 mm rounds at the plant and the nearby city of Energodar on Friday. According to Moscow, these attacks caused a fire at a hydrogen station, but the fire was contained by emergency services.

Image of a damaged administrative building at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in Energodar, Ukraine.  Image provided on March 4, 2022.  Energoatom Nuclear Power Generation National Company Press Service/Reuters/Delivery on file
Image of a damaged administrative building at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in Energodar, Ukraine. Image provided on March 4, 2022. Energoatom Nuclear Power Generation National Company Press Service/Reuters/Delivery on file

According to Russia, as a result of the bombing in Energodar, there is a partial lack of electricity and water supplies, and the power produced by the plant has been significantly reduced.

“We have sent detailed information about this heinous provocation to the UN Secretary General,” the diplomat said on his Twitter account.

“Time came UN “Call things by their names.”

(with information from EFE)

Source: Info Bae

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