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  • Sergii Marchenko: russia continues to receive money from energy exports, which are used to finance the war against Ukraine
    Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, posted 23 May 2022 10:57

    In an interview with the Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asia, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Sergii Marchenko called on Japan and other countries to impose a full embargo on russian oil and gas, in order to stop funding for russia's military machine.

    "russia continues to receive money from oil and gas exports, which are used to finance the war against Ukraine. That is why a full embargo is our main priority," Sergii Marchenko said.

    The Minister of Finance also stressed that russia must pay for the damage caused by the destruction of military facilities, transport infrastructure, schools, hospitals and other ruined infrastructure.

    "We expect Japan and other countries to send frozen russian assets for reconstruction. It is critical to act quickly - now, instead of waiting until we win this war," said Sergii Marchenko. This is a difficult political decision, on which the Government of Ukraine continues to work actively with foreign partners, in particular with the G7 countries.