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National Security Council sanctions are personal initiative of Council's Secretary Danilov, - sources

Source : 112 Ukraine

The official seeks to gain his own political weight
16:33, 8 April 2021

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov
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Sanctions imposed by the NSDC, National Security and Defense Council are the initiative of the Council's Secretary, Oleksiy Danilov. Sources told that in a commentary for RBC-Ukraine news agency.

According to interlocutors, Danilov is the main promoter of sanctions. He emplyed a group of analysts who collect data and prepare new sanction lists.

The sources say that, by doing so, Danilov wants to gain his own political weight. They also admit that sometimes, the Council comes up with decisions that need more work in terms of legal norms; and then, Office of the President works to improve these decisions. 

On April 2, the Council imposed personal sanctions against ten largest Ukrainian smugglers. The assets of individuals involved in the acts of smuggling have been blocked.

Related: Zelensky, Danilov discuss working plan of National Defense Council

On February 2, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the decree on the imposing of sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZiK TV channels. The channels were stripped off the right and the very possibility to broadcast for five consecutive years. The staff of these media considers this move an act of political reprisal.

Related: National Defense Council imposes personal sanctions against top 10 Ukrainian smugglers

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