president.gov.ua Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has turned to international partners who are considering lifting economic restrictions earlier imposed on the Russian Federation over aggression in Ukraine: "You are losing money. We are losing people!" "I won&#39;t get tired of repeating to all our foreign partners who have been helping us (for which I&#39;m very grateful) but who sometimes consider lifting sanctions: &#39;You&#39;re losing money, seriously? Sorry, we&#39;re losing people," Zelensky said during the 16th annual meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) in Kyiv, an UNIAN correspondent reports. According to Zelensky, sanctions are a "powerful weapon." He said paying taxes is a norm in a civilized world, introduced, including, for the sake of maintaining order. "Sanctions are actually the same hard taxes required for maintaining world order. This is a tax for the sake of peace, and sanctions must be maintained until it is restored," the president said.