Vice President of the European Parliament Proposes to Restrict the Convertibility of the Russian Ruble

Besides limiting the ruble's convertibility, Vice President Czarnecki also proposed reducing Europe's dependence on Russian oil and gas supplies.

The vice president of the European parliament has proposedrestricting the convertibility of the Russian ruble as part of apackage of measures to prevent Moscow making any further"aggressive" moves in Ukraine, Censor.NET reports, citing The Moscow Times.

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Ryszard Czarnecki, speaking at Poland's Sejm parliament, arguedthat Western sanctions against Russia have so far been a "reactive"response to Moscow's actions but that preventive measures would bemore effective, according to a statement posted Wednesday on hiswebsite.

"Europeans must be wise before damage is done, not after the fact,and that's why we are proposing preventive sanctions instead ofonly those that present a response to Russia's actions," Czarneckiwas quoted as saying by Polish daily Wyborcza Gazeta. "PresidentVladimir Putin must know what he has to fear, what awaitshim."

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