"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is protesting against the expansion of the list of Ukrainian individuals, in respect of whom the government of the Russian Federation is introducing so-called" special economic measures," the message reads.
The Foreign Ministry added that the expansion of the sanctions list is "a continuation of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine in all its forms and manifestations."
The authority said that Ukraine will continue its policy of countering Russian aggression and make efforts to end the occupation of Ukrainian territories.
In November 2018, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation signed a decree that introduced sanctions against a number of individuals and legal entities in Ukraine.
In late August 2020, economic sanctions of the Russian Federation were introduced against 43 MPs of Ukraine, including the fifth President Petro Poroshenko.
On December 12, it became known that the head of the Verkhovna Rada, Dmytro Razumkov, his first deputy Ruslan Stefanchuk, and a number of MPs from the Servant of the People became new objects of Russian sanctions.
The Russian "black list" also included MPs from the Servant of the People faction Maxym Buzhansky, Olga Vasilevska-Smaglyuk, Andriy Gerus, Olexander Kachura and Geo Leros. In general, the list of persons who fall under the sanctions of the Russian government consists of 849 people.