8 March 2014, 18:52
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The US sanctions on Ukraine should be applied against Euromaidan activists, the illegitimate government and its Western backers, the Russian Foreign Ministry source said. The US President Barack Obama unveiled March 6 an executive order entitled “blocking property of certain persons contributing to the situation in Ukraine.”
“It should be noted that a good faith interpretation of Obama’s orders (something we doubt to expect), the contained therein sanctions should be applied primarily against Euromaidan activists, the illegitimate government they appointed, and their Western backers. They are responsible for the destruction of the constitutional order and the threat to the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the source said, calling it a ‘double standard policy.’
“Back in July 2009, the United States has provided comment to the International Court in connection with the situation in Kosovo. Washington then said that “the legal principle of territorial integrity does not prevent non-state entities from peacefully declaring its independence.” The Hague court made a similar conclusion by recognizing the legality of the unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo against the will of Belgrade. This decision simply specifies the current rules of contemporary international law,” the source said.