Taiwan to join democratic countries in sanctioning Russia

Taiwan will join democratic countries in sanctioning Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, the government said on Friday.

The crisis is being watched closely in Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, and has faced increased military pressure by Beijing over the last two years.

“We very harshly condemn such an act of invasion and will join democratic countries to jointly impose sanctions,” Premier Su Tseng-chang said.

Taiwan Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua, stated that the island will harshly scrutinise exports to Russia and coordinate with unspecified allies for further actions.

The foreign ministry said in a statement that, “The island, which is key in the global semiconductor supply chain, will coordinate closely with the United States and other like-minded countries to adopt appropriate measures in order to free Ukraine from the horrors of war.

“We deeply despise those who echo the cognitive warfare launched by foreign forces,” he said.

Taiwan’s government has said the island and Ukraine are fundamentally different in terms of their geostrategic and geographical environment and importance in international supply chains.

Taiwan’s trade with Ukraine and Russia each accounted for less than 1 percent of its total, government data showed.


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Taiwan to join democratic countries in sanctioning Russia

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