Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would call for the complete blockade of Russian banks from the international banking system.
In his nightly address posted to social media, on Wednesday night, Zelensky said the new sanctions package introduced by western countries on Russia is not commensurate with the atrocities Russia committed in Bucha and which continue in Mariupol and Kharkiv.
“This package looks effective but it is not enough,” he said.
Zelensky said it looks like the attitude toward the modern Russian state is changing after what the world saw in Bucha, and said, the “attitude to Russia is simple: either you support a search for peace or you’re supporting mass murders.”
He said the Russian leadership is afraid of what the world has seen in Bucha and that the Russian forces will not succeed in hiding the evidence of what they did in Bucha and would be held accountable.
“There are new attempts from Russia to start a new bloody attack in Donbas,” he said.
“We will continue to insist on some format of embargo on Russian oil exports. It is one of the foundations of the Russian aggression,” the Ukrainian president said.