THE CABINET OF MINISTERS PROPOSES TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON NICARAGUA DUE TO THE ILLEGAL APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY CONSULATE IN THE RUSSIAN-OCCUPIED CRIMEA
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine proposes to impose sectoral special economic sanctions to the Republic of Nicaragua in response to illegal actions of the Government of Nicaragua, in particular due to illegal and uncoordinated with Ukraine appointment of the honorary consulate in the temporary occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city.
The Government of Ukraine believes that such actions of the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua contradict the national interests and security of Ukrainian citizens, indulge the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, contribute to the prolongation of suffering of Ukrainian citizens from the temporary occupation of Ukrainian territories by Russia.
"This decision will send a clear signal, an official message of the Ukrainian people to the governments of certain states, in particular to the Republic of Nicaragua," said Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Friday, October 9.
The package of sanctions proposed by the Cabinet of Ministers to the Republic of Nicaragua, supported by members of the Government by voting, has yet to be considered by the National Security and Defense Council, the President of Ukraine should put this decision into action, and the Verkhovna Rada should vote for the imposition of sanctions.
As it is known, the Republic of Nicaragua appointed its honorary consulate in the temporary occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea in August. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was Oleh Belaventsev, previously convicted in Ukraine. In 2019, Svyatoshin District Court of Kyiv sentenced Belaventsev to 13 years in prison for encroaching on the territorial integrity and inviolability of the borders of Ukraine. Belaventsev was one of the active participants in the attempt to annex the Crimea.