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03 April 2022, 13:37

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze: «The atrocities that the world has seen in Ukraine cannot leave anyone indifferent»

The Chair of the Committee on Ukraine's Integration into the EU presented on Channel 5 the results of the visit of a delegation of women parliamentarians to the United States and Canada. According to Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukraine needs assistance in the following three main areas: large-scale provision of weapons, strengthening and imposing new sanctions, financial support to Ukraine. There is significant progress in all three of them: “We have already strong support from the U.S. and Canada in both arms supply and sanctions pressure. They are ready to go further and engage other countries. The atrocities that have been revealed to the world cannot leave anyone indifferent. At such a terrible price, we will see that our partners will respond even faster to provide Ukraine with the tools that can help us”, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze said.

According to the Chair of the Committee, the only thing Ukraine can negotiate with Russia is the withdrawal of all Russian and Belarusian troops from the territory of Ukraine: “I do not see any point in discussing anything else with Russia today. It is a terrorist country, an occupier, an aggressor that neglects the international humanitarian law, driven solely by the rage that leads to war crimes against humanity in our country. Here in the United States, there is no understanding of what the Ukrainian delegation can agree with Russia today, except for the ceasefire regime”, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze stated.

“It is very important — it is the responsibility not only of Putin, it is the responsibility of every Russian who took up arms, came and killed our people, and who supports Putin. That is why it is about the whole of Russia, and not about one absolutely insane dictator”, the Chair of the Committee said.

“The sanctions have impact on the situation, but not in a way that would stop Putin now. Therefore, first of all, I would like to see all the banks of the Russian Federation banned and disconnected from the international financial system. All, not 6 out of 333 banks. I would like to see an embargo on oil, gas and the purchase of coal from Russia, because the EU has paid to Russia for these energy resources over 23 billion euros since February 24, thereby financing Russia's terrorist activities in our territory. I hear that the EU is already ready to talk more about the oil embargo. And this is another thing we talked about here. The United States and Canada may help meet Europe's needs with their oil and gas, and thus help Europe finally make a decision that will hit them in pocket but will save lives of Ukrainians”, the Chair of the Committee concluded.