"Today's sanctions are our first sanctions against Russia's malicious cyber activity and reflect our readiness to respond to Putin's aggression on all fronts", - she said.
It's worth reminding that on May 2, the New Zealand government expanded restrictive measures against Russia, introduced earlier in response to Moscow's special operation in Ukraine. The restrictions affected most members of the Federation Council and a number of Russian defense enterprises.
In addition, the country sent a Hercules C-130 transport aircraft and a team of 50 personnel to Europe to assist EU representatives in transporting military aid to Ukraine. Also, the New Zealand government allocated $13.1 million to Kyiv for the purchase of weapons and ammunition. However, New Zealand refused to send the military to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine.