MOSCOW, August 28 (RIA Novosti) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has urged the West to block all Russia’s financial assets and banking operations until it withdraws the troops it allegedly moved into Ukraine, the UNIAN news agency reported Thursday.
“The sanctions introduced have not brought any results. In this situation, one of the possible elements to deter Russian aggression must be considering imposing sanctions on freezing all Russian assets and suspending all Russian bank transactions in European Union member states, the United States and G7 countries,” Yatsenyuk said.
"The restrictions should be introduced until Russia withdraws its troops, hardware and agents from Ukraine," the prime minister added.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen recently claimed Russia has performed “Transfers of large quantities of advanced weapons, including tanks, armored personnel carriers, and artillery to separatist groups in eastern Ukraine,” allegations Moscow has denied.
In mid-April, Kiev launched a military operation aimed at suppressing the pro-independence movement in eastern Ukraine. According to the latest UN estimates, the fighting has killed over 2,000 and injured more than 6,000.