Dear Mr President of the United States Barack Obama Dear Mrs Chancellor Angela Merkel Dear Mr President Francois Hollande Dear Mr EUR Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Dear Mr President of the EU Parliament Martin Schulz Dear Mr Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Dear Mr Minister of Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel
We hereby call on you to immediately terminate any accommodation of and concessions for the Government of the Russian Federation and its President Vladimir Putin (in particular also the prospect of lifting sanctions, as mentioned repeatedly in recent days) and to instead take immediately the following non-military measures and to maintain these until the Russian Federation has implemented all clauses of Minsk II and withdrawn from Ukraine in full, including returning the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, which has been annexed in violation of international law:
1.. Consistent implementation of the sanctions imposed
Withdrawal of the visa travel permits for the approx. 500 families of the ruling Russian class, whose sons and daughters partly live in "despised" Western countries.
Temporary exclusion of the Russian Federation from the Swift transactions system.
Every day of continuing the current policy of being lenient on the aggressor, Russia, brings further deaths, causes more suffering for the now millions of refugees and results in us all becoming complicit in these crimes.
Lawyer Martin Luithle, Constance, a member of Europeans for Ukraine, will send the demands set out in the text of the petition in a detailed lawyer's letter to all above heads of state and politicians.
On behalf of all undersigned.
Augsburg, 24.11.2015 (active until 23.01.2016)