MP Jambon expresses support for Ukraine

  • February 26, 2022

Response Flanders

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the night of February 23-24, Minister-President Jambon expresses his full support for the Ukrainian people and strongly condemns the Russian actions. He calls on the European Union (EU) to react strongly.

The Minister-President decided on February 24 to suspend all pending export licenses for destination country or country of end-use Russia with immediate effect. In doing so, he anticipated the additional sanctions package that the EU approved on 25 February.
This measure is temporary in nature and will be evaluated daily in the light of actual developments. The Strategic Goods Control Unit asks for vigilance for transactions that do not require a permit.

More detailed information about the targeted goods, as well as technical details, can be found on the website of the Strategic Goods Control Unit.

The Flemish Parliament has also strongly condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine in a resolution that was approved on Thursday 24 February.

European sanctions

On February 23, the EU adopted a package of sanctions against Russia. This package includes sanctions against individuals and entities, financial measures and restrictions on trade with the non-government-controlled areas of Luhansk and Donetsk.

On 25 February 2022, the EU adopted a new package of sanctions against Russia. This package includes a significant expansion of controls and bans on trade in dual-use goods, but also targets dual-use related goods, which are goods that are not controlled under the regular dual-use regulation.

The most recent information can be found on the website of the Council of the European Union.