Ukrainian parliament adopts additional sanctions against Iran

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, voted in favor of the proposal to impose additional sanctions on Iran for a period of 50 years, lawmaker Yaroslav Zhelezniak reported on May 29.

According to Zhelezniak, 328 lawmakers voted in favor of the proposal.

President Volodymyr Zelensky asked parliament on May 28 to approve a draft resolution on sanctions.

The draft resolution proposed a complete ban on all business activities with Iran, including investment and technology transfer. It also aimed to stop the transit of Iranian products through Ukrainian territory and to prohibit the withdrawal of Iranian assets held in Ukraine.

Iran has provided Russia with suicide drones which have been used to launch massive attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, resulting in significant financial losses and civilian deaths.

The United States announced in late March additional sanctions against four companies and three individuals from Iran and Turkey for their role in Iran’s drone and weapons development programs.

In December 2022, the EU also announced sanctions against Iran and four entities “for their role in the development and delivery of drones used by Russia in its war against Ukraine”.

Latest war in Ukraine: Russia launches biggest drone attack on kyiv; Ukraine to sanction Iran

Key developments May 28: * Russia launches biggest drone attack on Kiev, 1 killed, 2 injured * Ukraine likely to sanction Iran for 50 years * Lukashenko says Russia will give nukes to everyone State that will join it Ukraine’s air defense shot down 58 out of 59 Iranian-made Shahed munitions…

Kyiv IndependentAlexander Khrebet

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