The Russian government has expanded the list of individuals and legal entities of Ukraine that fall under the Russian counter-sanctions, by more than 200 positions. TASS reports that, citing the government’s press service.
"Due to the signed resolution, the lists of individuals and legal entities, in respect of which special economic measures would be applied, are expanded to a total of more than 200 individuals and organizations," it says.
As reported, earlier the head of the Russian government Dmitry Medvedev, tweeted that he had signed a government decree expanding the lists of individuals and legal entities against which the sanctions would be applied 'due to Kyiv’s unfriendly actions against Russian citizens and legal entities'.
At the same time, Medvedev stressed that the decision was taken "to protect the interests of the Russian state, companies and citizens of Russia."
As we reported earlier, on November 1, 2018, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree, which introduces sanctions against 322 Ukrainian citizens and 68 companies. In particular, sanctions were imposed against Ukraine’s Internal Minister Arsen Avakov, acting Health Minister Ulyana Suprun and Culture Minister Yevgen Nyshchuk, Minister of Education Liliya Grynevych, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan, Ecology Minister Ostap Semerak, Information Policy Minister Yuriy Stets, Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak, Deputy Defence Minister for European integration Anatoliy Petrenko and Vice Prime Minister for European, and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.
The sanctions include the blocking of non-cash money, non-documentary securities and property in Russia and a ban on the withdrawal of the capital from Russia.
The Russian side also stated that the restrictions could be lifted if Ukraine lifted sanctions against Russian citizens and legal entities that were imposed by the National Security Council on September 2, 2015.