US and EU condemn the annexation of Ukrainian territories and announce sanctions against Russia

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The West has firmly rejected the annexation of four Ukrainian territories to Russia. NATO has shown a “firm commitment” to the “sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”. China, for its part, has not recognized the annexation.

The United States and the European Union have condemned the annexation of four Ukrainian territories to Russia and have announced new sanctions in response.

US President Joe Biden has stated that “the attempted annexation violates international law, tramples on the United Nations Charter and shows his contempt for peaceful nations around the world.”

Similarly, the European Union has “de illegal annexation“, adding that Ukraine “has the right to defend itself and to continue to fight for its liberation and recovery.”

NATO has also shown that “fixed bet” with the “sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”.

To land Moldova and Georgia they have also condemned Putin’s decision, defending that the votes were “false” and “organized at gunpoint”.

China, Putin’s main ally, did not recognize the annexationand has not commented on it.

New sanctions

In response to Putin’s annexation, the West has shown a willingness to impose new sanctions on Russia.

America has talked about visa restrictionsalong with economic sanctions.

The EU, for its part, has shown its willingness to give the green light to a new package of sanctions, the eighth since the start of the Russian invasion. This round includes a new oil price cap, sanctions against Russian leaders and a ban on European citizens from serving on the boards of, among others, Russian state-owned companies.

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Source: EITB

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