Home > News > World
Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 11:50:01 PM
Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 11:50:52 PM
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria supports targeted European Union sanctions against Ukraine over the violence in Kiev that has killed dozens of people, the Austria Press Agency quoted the country's foreign minister as saying.
"Europe must not look away when people are being shot in its own backyard," Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday. "Violence must not go unpunished."
Austria's state secretary for finance also proposed freezing the Austrian bank accounts of Ukrainian oligarchs supporting those behind the violence. "That would be a political signal to support Ukraine's democratic movement," Sonja Stessl said in a written statement to APA. A finance ministry spokesman said the foreign ministry was in charge of sanctions.
(Reporting by Georgina Prodhan and Angelika Gruber; Editing by Michael Shields)
Austria holds Ukraine's Firtash for extradition
Ukraine launches treason case against Navy chief who surrendered
Citing Ukraine, Latvia warns against SS veterans march
Austria names 18 Ukrainians on assets freeze list
Blast outside Cairo University wounds 11 - Officials
Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town
Fowle back at Ohio home after half-year detention in North Korea
Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital
Exclusive - EU earmarks $250 million to help develop Ebola vaccines: sources
EU leaders seek climate deal, but are divided over costs
Google launches new e-mail service dubbed Inbox
Japan okays smartphones and tablets to be on for take off and landing
Tribute to school founder
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)