November 20, 2023 Ukraine and the World – Against russia’s Aggression. Sanctions in Action


The declaration on the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor has been signed by 45 states.

The US state of New York has issued a proclamation on the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, where it once again emphasized the recognition of the Holodomor of 1932- 1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. The State of New York has also proclaimed November as the Ukrainian Holodomor – Genocide Remembrance Month.

Former Director of the CIA David Petraeus believes that the war in Ukraine is now reaching a climax and is “another example of tragic outcomes when leaders refuse to learn from history”. According to him, victory very much depends on whether Ukrainian Army receives the weapons it asks for from the allies.

Ukraine and the United States discussed the confiscation of russian assets during the International Security Forum in Halifax, Canada.

Daiga Mieriņa, Speaker of the Latvian Saeima, called russian aggression a “global threat”, the response to which should also be global.


Finland has closed and reinforced with military personnel the Vartius checkpoint on the border with russia in order to assist border guards who are erecting additional engineering barriers.

President of Finland Sauli Niinistö called the influx of migrants “the kremlin's revenge” for his country's accession to NATO. He claims that russian border guards have begun to allow refugees to enter Finland without an EU visa, which they did not do before.

The number of available financial instruments in foreign currency for russian investors has sharply decreased after the introduction of tough sanctions against the st. petersburg exchange.

Due to the lack of foreign exchange earnings, the government of the rf lifted putinʼs ban on petrol exports.

Ski holidays for russians in the winter season of 2023-2024 in the Caucasus have risen in price by 53%. More than 75% of supporters of such a vacation had to give up travelling to other countries.

russia expects an increase in crime against the background of the return to the country of participants in the war with Ukraine, in particular former convicts pardoned by putin, – said an mp of the state duma ivanov.

Since the beginning of November, men of military age have been rounded up in moscow: they are taken from work, from places of study and rented housing, from the street, near the subway, from home and brought to the military commissariats.

belarusians keep less foreign currency in bank deposits, and because of this, in the third quarter of this year, the total number of depositors decreased by 16,561 people. Economists point out that the reduction in the amount of foreign currency that the population keeps in banks indicates an increase in distrust in the banking system. This is also due to migration, reduced trade with foreign countries, and a general decline in business activity.

minister of transport and communications of the rb aleksei lyakhnovich has said that the belarusian aviation is experiencing an acute shortage of aircrafts. They wanted to resolve the problem by buying russian planes, but they really don't exist yet. russian airliners MS-21 and Suchoj Superjet 100 New have not been put into mass production, but are only undergoing tests, which are scheduled to end after 2026.

belarusian portal ABW. BY, which had been covering automotive issues for many years, has ceased its work. The director of the portal has been detained, the editor-in-chief has been imprisoned for 1.5 years, and the editor of the portal's special projects has been sentenced to 2.5 years under the article on violation of public order.