President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has put the decision of the National Security and Defense Council into execution, apporoving the sanctions for organization of Russian parliamentary elections in the occupied Donbas and Crimea. This is mentioned in the message of Zelensky's press office.
33 Russian candidates for membership in the Russian Parliament and 54 members of the so-called election committees in Donbas and Crimea ended up in the list.
These people face full package of restrictions: from the entry ban to the assets freeze. The sanctions are supposed to be indefinite.
On January 17, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine introduced sanctions against these individuals who organized Russian State Duma election in the occupied territories of Ukraine.
The Russian parliamentary elections took place on September 17-19, 2021. For the first time since the beginning of the Russian aggression in Ukraine, the Kremlin involved Ukrainian voters with Russian passports who reside in the occupied territories of Ukraine. Russian authorities claimed that some 150,000 residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions voted during these elections.