New Zealand has joined the countries imposing travel bans on those Russian and Ukrainians seen as responsible for the crisis in Ukraine.
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today said New Zealand had made it clear that Russia’s actions regarding Ukraine and Crimea are unacceptable.
“We have confirmed that New Zealand will not recognise the outcome of the referendum in Crimea,” McCully said.
“Applying sanctions will position New Zealand alongside other members of the international community who have condemned the breach of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
Targeted individuals would be banned from obtaining visas to enter New Zealand.
“We will update and revise the list of those covered by the sanctions based on future developments,” he said.
Putin will be trembling I am sure.