Ukraine.- Zelensky imposes sanctions against Bashar al-Assad and other senior Syrian officials

PRESENTATION NOTE – March 15, 2023, Russia, Moscow: In a photo released by the official Syrian Arab news agency (SANA) on March 15, Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) speaks with Syrian President Bashar Assad during their meeting in the Kremlin. is seen. Photo: -/SANA – -/to you/dpa


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky introduced sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a decree issued this Saturday that also introduced restrictive measures for other senior Syrian Government officials.

The decree specifically blocks the assets the Syrian president may have in Ukraine and prohibits any business transactions he may be involved in, measures that will be in effect for a period of ten years, the ‘Kyiv Independent’ reported.

This new set of sanctions affects 141 assets and 300 people from Syria and Russia, as well as Syrian Prime Minister Hussein Arnús and Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad.

Bashar al-Assad visited Russia this week to convey Damascus’ support to Moscow regarding the war in Ukraine, where according to him, the Russian Armed Forces are facing “new and old Nazis” from Europe. he did.

To speak of the Nazis in Ukraine in the words of the Syrian president is justified, since in the middle of the last century “the West accepted the former Nazis on its territory” and now “re-supports them” in the framework of the war. Collects TASS.

Ukraine severed diplomatic ties with Russia last year after the Syrian government recognized the occupied territories in eastern Ukraine as Russian.

Source: Noti Merica

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