Kiev intends to “cut off the oxygen” to everyone who is trying to destroy the country’s independence from the inside, said the leader of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, commenting on the sanctions of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine against a number of Ukrainian individuals, companies and TV channels.
He said this during a joint briefing with Lithuanian leader Gitanas Nauseda, which was broadcast on Facebook in the office of the President of Ukraine.
“I took an oath to defend our state, our sovereignty. I do it. The strategy is very simple: we will cut off the oxygen to all people who are destroying the independence of our Ukraine. Not with words, but with actions, ”Zelensky stressed.
According to him, an information war is being waged against Ukraine within the country and the authorities will respond to those “who, except for the passport of Ukraine, have nothing Ukrainian.”
On February 20, Zelenskiy put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on sanctions against 19 legal entities and eight individuals, including Viktor Medvedchuk, chairman of the political council of the Ukrainian party Opposition Platform – For Life, and his wife.
In early February, Zelensky put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on the application of sanctions against three TV channels – 112 Ukraine, ZIK and NEWSONE.