Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on April 29 assessed the European Parliament’s resolution on actions towards Russia.
“I am grateful to the European Parliament for a clear response to the threats to European security from the Russian Federation. Russia must curtail its aggression against Ukraine. The illegal blockade in the Black and Azov Seas must be completed. Ukraine welcomes the call to introduce constant monitoring of navigation in the Kerch Strait, ”Kuleba wrote on his Twitter page.
Earlier that day, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution calling for sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project, as well as disconnecting Russia from the international SWIFT interbank payment system in the event of an aggravation of the situation in Ukraine.
In turn, the first deputy head of the international committee of the Federation Council, Vladimir Dzhabarov, said on April 29 that the EU would have to pay for oil in cash in suitcases if Russia was disconnected from SWIFT.
The day before, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that the country has a base for creating its own analogue of SWIFT. The minister clarified that there should be a guarantee against damage that, in theory, could be additionally caused by third parties.
Since 2014, Kiev has been conducting a military operation against the residents of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup and the new government in Ukraine. At the same time, the Ukrainian authorities blame Russia for the current situation. Moscow has repeatedly noted that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict. The settlement issues are being discussed in the Minsk and Normandy (RF, Ukraine, Germany, France) formats.