New Zealand has been placed on Russia’s “unfriendly countries” list.
The move came after New Zealand put a number of sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
What are sanctions?
Sanctions are times when a country makes laws to target another country. Often these laws are aimed at finances and the economy.
The unfriendly list, includes countries who “commit unfriendly actions against Russia, its companies, and citizens”.
Countries already on the list include Australia, EU states, the UK, US, Canada, Ukraine, Singapore, Japan and Taiwan.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that very soon a law would be introduced in Parliament that would place further sanctions on “those responsible for or associated with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including people, services, companies, and assets”.