Ukraine’s Government Passes Draft Sanctions Against Syria for Half a Century

The Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Sviridenko announced that the Council of Ministers has adopted a bill on imposing sanctions against Syria for a period of 50 years, which it will submit for approval to the National Security and Defense Council.

The press service of the ministry indicated that “the government proposed today a final and tough response to the position of Syria, which is to impose sanctions against Damascus for a period of 50 years, thereby closing economic relations with Syria”, provided that this decision will be submitted for consideration. Security and Defense Council prior to its approval.

She explained that the sanctions include restrictions on commercial transactions, a ban on investments in Syria, the transit of resources, flights and transportation by Syrian residents through the territory of Ukraine.

She added that “Kyiv will stop fulfilling economic and financial obligations, prohibit the transfer of technology and intellectual property rights, and will also prohibit the entry of ships flying the Syrian flag.”

Sviridenko pointed out that “Kyiv previously imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, severed diplomatic relations and terminated agreements with Syria.”

Source: TASS

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