In reaction to the European Union’s sanctions on Moscow over the invasion of Ukraine, Russia has now halted area launches from French Guiana. Dmitry Rogozin, director-preferred of Russian area employer Roscosmos tweeted, “In reaction to EU sanctions towards our enterprises, Roskosmos is postponing cooperation with European companions in organizing area launches from the Kourou cosmodrome and chickening out its technical personnel, consisting of the consolidated release crew, from French Guiana.”
On Friday, EU states agreed to freeze any European belongings of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his overseas minister as Ukraine’s chief pleaded for quicker and greater forceful sanctions to punish Russia’s invasion of his country.
The pass towards Putin and his pinnacle diplomat, Sergei Lavrov, got here as envoys of the EU’s 27 member states agreed on a brand new wave of measures – their 2d this week – to hit Russia’s elite and thwart operations of 70 in line with cent of the country’s banking system. Earlier on Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy entreated Europe to behave greater quick and forcefully in enforcing sanctions on Moscow, accusing western allies of politicking as Moscow’s forces superior to Kyiv.