Switzerland will impose sanctions on Russia similar to those already imposed by the European Union, Reuters reported.
“In view of Russia’s ongoing military intervention in Ukraine, the Federal Council decided on 28 February to adopt the packages of sanctions imposed by the EU on 23 and 25 February,” the government said in a statement.
This means that Switzerland will also freeze the assets of Russian companies and businessmen, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, which will take effect immediately.
The government adds that Switzerland will also provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
Thus, traditionally neutral Switzerland has nevertheless taken criminal sanctions.