Russia expanded sanctions against Ukraine

Россия расширила санкции против Украины

The order is signed

Russia will expand the list of sanctions against individuals and legal entities of Ukraine.

About this Twitter was announced by Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, reports politeka.net.

“List of individuals and legal entities of Ukraine, in which to apply special restrictive measures extended”, — the politician wrote.

The Russian head of government noted that the corresponding order is already signed. The decision was taken to protect the interests of the Russian state, companies and citizens of Russia.

Russia will not cancel new sanctions against Ukraine if it will not make the same first step, recently said Medvedev.

“How this will work, I don’t know. The number of sanctioned individuals, naturally, may vary. Now this, in my opinion, 368 individuals and 70 companies. We are not interested in the fact that this confrontation was endless, but if their limits remain, we, of course, limitations save. And the fact that it is sensitive to a number of Ukrainian businesses and politicians, sometimes even continue to keep their money in Russian accounts, we know that for sure,” he said.

Medvedev said that the sanctions were imposed “against those who compromised, those who harm” Russia.

2 may 2018, the national security Council and defense of Ukraine adopted a decision on the introduction of new and extension of existing sanctions against citizens and legal entities of Russia that are connected with the Russian aggression against Ukraine. Under the sanctions, in particular, were the head of “Gazprom” Alexei Miller, billionaire Oleg Deripaska, Igor Rotenberg, Suleiman Kerimov, Vladimir Bogdanov, Viktor Vekselberg, Chairman of Board of Bank VTB Andrey Kostin. In addition, the list includes an electronic payment system WebMoney, oil company “LUKOIL”, “Transoil”, “Rosneft”, a number of Russian media and other legal entities.

November 1, Medvedev signed a decree on sanctions against Russia in Ukraine. Just a list of 68 companies and 322 individuals. The sanctions include “blocking (freezing) of non-cash, book-entry securities and property in Russia and a ban on the transfer of funds (capital flight) outside of Russia”. It is also noted that the Russian government reserves the right to cancel the input of special economic measures in the event of cancellation by Ukraine of sanctions against Russian citizens and legal entities.

According to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, “with few exceptions, this list of decent people.”

Poroshenko himself in the list is not ranked. According to the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, it would be a “fantastic step”.

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