“Ukraine welcomes a responsible decision by the EU to strengthen
sanctions against Russia… For the first time since the beginning of
Russian aggression against Ukraine, EU sanctions have gone beyond
personal restrictive measures like freezing of accounts and visa bans,”
Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly said at a
briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday, July 30.
He called it an “appropriate step” on the part of European partners, which is a sign of compliance with values by the EU.
“We believe that such steps are effective enough: they will produce a
resul t,” he said, adding that a third package of sanctions against
Russia “has become a reality.”