Ukraine will extend the sanctions against Russia next week. Oleksandr Turchynov, the Secretary of the National Security Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) claimed this at the 11th Kyiv Security Council.
‘I want to inform you that the NSDC session will take place next week by the order of the president and during which we will extend the current anti-Russian sanctions and duplicate the sanctions imposed by the US and other European countries’, Turchynov noted.
National Security Secretary thanked the European partners and the US for the imposing of the sanctions against Russia.
‘We are grateful to our partners for the concern they express toward the Russian aggression in Ukraine. We thank for the sanctions imposed against Russia and the recent sanctions adopted by President Trump, the US that are really important and quite substantial and painful for Russia’, Turchynov added.
On April 10, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted that Ukraine will impose sanctions against the number of the Russian oligarchs soon.
As we reported the US imposed new sanctions against several Russian oligarchs and companies on April 6. It is noted that the new sanctions concern a possible Moscow’s intervention in the U.S. elections in 2016.
Russian businessmen and entrepreneurs, whose wealth is more than $1 billion are on the sanctions list. Alexey Miller, CEO of Gazprom, Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, and Aleksandr Zharov, the Head of Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications, - ed.) appeared in the sanctions list as well.