Chubarov: We call to disconnect Russia from the SWIFT banking system.
May 9, 2016, 10:43 am.
The representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people are calling upon the EU countries to strengthen the sanctions against Russia by, in part, considering a temporary embargo on Russian oil.
The announcement was made by Refat Chubarov, the Chairmain of the Mejlis, on «Hromadske» TV channel.
“Given the increased repressions of the Crimean Tatars, our goal is to convince the international community to strengthen the sanctions against Russia,” he said.
“We call to disconnect the SWIFT banking system. I also spoke about the European countries considering the possibility of imposing an embargo, at least temporarily, on energy carriers from Russia, oil in particular,” said Chubarov.
The European Parliament intends to conduct debates and adopt a resolution on the violation of the human rights in Crimea during its plenary session on May 12, 2016. The EU will revise its sanctions regime against Russia in June of 2016.
Translation into English: Oksana Pooley, https://www.facebook.com/oksana.pooley