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Ukraine to impose sanctions against Russian oligarchs soon, - Poroshenko

President orders SBU, government and National Security Council to prepare the proper decision project
15:49, 10 April 2018

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Ukraine will impose sanctions against the number of the Russian oligarchs soon. Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine claimed this on April 10 during the joint briefing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

‘A few days ago I ordered SBU, government and Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council to prepare the proper decision project that will be submitted to the NSDC session in the nearest days and the sanctions will be imposed’, Poroshenko noted.

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He added that the sanctions will be maximally harmonized with the decision of the U.S. government.

‘Certainly, Mr. Deripaska and other oligarchs will be attracted to the sanctions as they are the key figures of the Russian processes, including active work in Crimea and weapons supply to Russia’s Armed Forces. Ukraine’s response will be strong and urgent’, Poroshenko emphasized.

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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.

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