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Mexico has no plans to impose sanctions on Russia

The Mexican leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador also condemned Europe’s decisions to block certain Russian media outlets

MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said his country was not planning to impose economic sanctions on Russia in connection with its special operation in Ukraine, Reuters quoted him as saying on Tuesday.

"We are not going to take any sort of economic reprisal because we want to have good relations with all the governments in the world," he told a news conference.

The Mexican leader also condemned Europe’s decisions to block certain Russian media outlets.

"I don't agree with the fact that media from Russia or any country is censored," Lopez Obrador said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised address on Thursday morning that in response to a request by the heads of the Donbass republics he had made a decision to carry out a special military operation in order to protect people "who have been suffering from abuse and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years." The Russian leader stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories.

Shortly after, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and a number of other states announced sanctions targeting Russian individuals and companies.