Leading experts advocate tougher sanctions against Russia
24 February, 2023
As of today, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has persisted for a year. While several countries have helped Ukraine with military, financial and humanitarian aid, Ukraine requires additional assistance to endure the conflict with Russia. What other forms of support and aid are needed for Ukraine’s survival? And how can the EU and Sweden support Ukraine’s victory?
Call for intensified economic sanctions to stop the war in Ukraine
On February 13, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) hosted a seminar in which Ukraine's needs were discussed from an economic and political science perspective by several leading economists.
The IVA seminar was attended by several experts, including:
- Nataliia Shapoval, Director of the KSE Institute at the Kyic School of Economics
- Torbjörn Becker, IVA member and Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics
- Fredrik Löjdquist, Director of the Centre for Eastern European Studies
- Maria Perrotta Berlin, Assistant Professor at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics
Nataliia Shapoval, Director of the KSE Institute at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), joined the seminar from Kyiv to share her views. According to Shapoval:
Tougher sanctions across the board, hefty sanctions on energy, additional sanctions on trade, and more control over financial transactions with Russia are required by the outside world right now.
Director of the KSE Institute
As Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has lasted for a year, seminar experts advocated for tougher sanctions against Russia and discussed Ukraine's needs from an economic and political science perspective.
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