People on the list are Ruslan Balbec, Konstantin Baharev Andrew Kozenko, Svetlana Savchenko, Paul Shperov, Dmitry Belik.
Sanctions are imposed under the unchangeable policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea, according to the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America, the message on the Facebook page of the Embassy says.
“Personal sanctions that were additionally imposed are the demonstration of the unchangeable US position to make Russian Federation respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country. We work together with other our western partners on restoration of the Ukrainian sovereignty over Crimea,” the message of the Embassy says.
Earlier it was reported in December EU is likely to extend economic sanctions against Russia, which would expire at the end of January next year. But their further continuation after the inauguration of Donald Trump is questionable. It is reported by Reuters with reference to five EU diplomats.