In two months, the National Security and Defense Council imposed sanctions five times, including against Ukrainian citizens. "Such decisions in relation to Ukrainians and legal entities in government-controlled territory kill justice as such and turn law into trash."
Director of Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group Yevgen Zakharov noted this in a commentary to Law & Business newspaper.
"Sanctions are an international legal mechanism of a political nature, which is used by one state against another, since there is simply no other way to combat their hostile influence. As for its citizens and legal entities, there are various mechanisms, from administrative to criminal, for bringing them to justice," he noted.
The human rights activist calls this a punishment without proven guilt: "It is simple and effective: to appoint criminals with an administrative decision on the basis of the Law "On Sanctions" of extremely dubious legal quality. Criminals, because the sanctions have a nature of punishment for a criminal offense, " Zakharov said.