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“On the whole, It seems that burdened by their own oversized ambitions, some members of the current Australian government have completely lost an adequate picture of the developments in Ukraine and around it,” the statement said.
“They keep making absurd statements that the humanitarian convoy to help civilians in the south-east of Ukraine can be used as a pretext for Russia’s ‘armed invasion’ of the neighbouring country,” the ministry said.
“Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has gone farther than others in making irresponsible innuendoes against our country even though one would think that her position presupposes building bridges between countries, not destroying them,” the ministry said.
The overall impression is that “burdened by their own oversized ambitions, some members of the current Australian government have completely lost an adequate picture of the developments in Ukraine and around it”, the statement said.
Australia imposed sanctions against 50 Russian officials and 11 companies over the situation in Ukraine.
The Australian minister said the new sanctions reaffirm “a clear and unequivocal support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine”.
Bishop’s statement says Australia continues urging Russia to fulfill its international liabilities, including the duties of permanent UN SC member, in maintaining international peace and security.
A source in Australia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told ITAR-TASS that the list of sanctioned people, who were banned from entering the country, will not be published, and the names would be announced only after the legislative act stipulating the rules of introducing sanctions is amended.