OREANDA-NEWS The deputy head of the office of Ukrainian President Vladimir ZelenskyRostislav Shurma said in an interview with the British newspaper Financial Times that Kiev has no plans to ask Western countries to lift sanctions against some Russian businessmen, TASS reported, according to Gazeta.ru.

According to Shurma, a number of businessmen from Russia have expressed a desire to send money to restore the Ukrainian infrastructure damaged during the special military operation. However, the deputy head of the presidential office stressed that the Ukrainian side was not going to use the sanctions as a "bargaining chip," because "their main goal is to stop the war, not to seek conditions for their removal."

According to the newspaper, Ukraine, together with its allies, is working on an international mechanism to confiscate Russian assets.

Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the protracted conflict in Ukraine threatens not only security in Europe but also in the world.