President Volodymyr Zelenskyі announced the possibility of public pressure on persons who help circumvent Russian sanctions.
He said this during a joint press conference with the President of Estonia Alar Karis in Kyiv.
"Unfortunately, there are states all over the world and on the European continent that, whether they want it or not, help circumvent sanctions. Bypassing sanctions - to be honest, I'm even a little tired of this fight, I think I'll start publicly fighting those who make it possible to bypass these sanctions," the president said.
He noted that Russia's ability to circumvent imposed sanctions leads to an increase in missile production.
"So that we all look adequate, and not fools. You can, after all, think how we can produce hundreds of missiles every month (for air defense systems - ed.) and how difficult it is to do, and on the other hand, to give opportunities so that they (the Russians - ed.) bypassed and produced more "X" or other ballistic missiles. That is, some nonsense is happening," Zelenskyy said.
The European Union is working on the 11th package of sanctions against the Russian Federation. However, some issues cause concern. The main thing is a mechanism of influence on third countries that do not do enough to prevent Russia from circumventing sanctions.
The EU believes that if diplomatic pressure on such countries turns out to be ineffective, the mechanism will make it possible to introduce targeted export restrictions on key goods.
Hungary and Greece block sanctions
At the same time, Hungary and Greece are blocking the new package of sanctions because they still want some of their companies to be excluded from the Ukrainian list of international sponsors of the war.
In addition, most countries are concerned about proposals to extend trade restrictions to several Chinese companies that allegedly supplied banned goods to Russia.
Other proposed measures in the new package include a ban on the transit of many goods through Russia and the introduction of official restrictions on the supply of oil to the country through the northern part of the Druzhba pipeline.
The EU hopes that the package will be agreed next week, said one of the interlocutors of the publication.