RIA Novosti. The operation to protect the Donbass will be carried out in full, “these wonderful bans” will not change anything, said Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev regarding the sanctions.
“First, the main thing. These wonderful bans, of course, will not change anything. Even ignorant people in the State Department understand this. Including the decision to conduct a military operation to protect Donbas. It will be carried out in full,” Medvedev wrote on his VKontakte page “.
The Deputy Chairman of the Security Council also added that the operation will be carried out until all the results that the President of Russia spoke about are achieved, “no more and no less.”
On Saturday, the European Union added Dmitry Medvedev, Mikhail Mishustin, Vladimir Kolokoltsev and Sergei Ivanov to the sanctions list. This is stated in a document published in the official journal of the European Union. As the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said earlier, the EU restrictions will be the same as for other individuals who are on the lists: they relate to freezing assets.
Russia launched a military operation to demilitarize Ukraine early in the morning on Thursday, February 24. In a televised address to the Russians, President Vladimir Putin said that circumstances “require decisive and immediate action from us, the people’s republics of Donbass have asked for help.”
According to the Russian leader, all responsibility for the bloodshed will be on the conscience of the ruling regime in Ukraine. He called on the Ukrainian military not to follow the criminal orders of the Ukrainian authorities, lay down their arms, and go home.