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NZ toothless on Russia without sanctions law: Brownlee

Jacques Steenkamp
Wed, 23 Feb 2022

NZ toothless on Russia without sanctions law: Brownlee
Refugees leave the Russian separatist region in eastern Ukraine this week. (Image: Getty)
Jacques Steenkamp
Wed, 23 Feb 2022
The New Zealand government needs to stop delaying and pass law allowing strict sanctions against Russia instead of just continuing to say it “condemns” its actions against Ukraine. This is the opinion of National party spokesperson for foreign affairs, Gerry Brownlee, who told BusinessDesk he has been trying without success to get the government to support his Autonomous Sanctions Bill.Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an hour-long address to his nation in which he declared that he is recognising two Ukrainian te...

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