VADUZ – As previously announced, Liechtenstein’s government adopted the EU’s second package of sanctions against Russia on Monday. In doing so, the principality is personally sanctioning Russian President Vladimir Putin, among others. In view of the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine, the Principality will also autonomously implement all further sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU.
In the past few days, Russia has continued its war of aggression in Ukraine with undiminished intensity. “The government unequivocally condemns this blatant violation of international law and reaffirms its solidarity with Ukraine and its people,” it said in a statement on Monday.
The government therefore decided on Monday to independently implement the sanctions imposed by the EU on February 25 against Russian and Belarusian nationals. The financial sanctions are aimed at Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, among others. The law on the enforcement of international sanctions forms the basis for this. The relevant decree on measures related to the situation in Ukraine has been published and is in force.
The government will also “completely understand the further sanctions that the EU has passed in a timely manner,” the statement said. “Liechtenstein traditionally advocates compliance with international law and sees itself as part of a community of values with the EU. The implementation of the sanctions is an unmistakable expression of the fact that the violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is unacceptable. Liechtenstein will also consistently continue along the path of solidarity,” said the government.