President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree which put into effect the decisions of the National Security and Defense Council to impose sanctions against eight people - among them the chairman of the political council of the Opposition Platform - For Life party Viktor Medvedchuk and his wife Oksana Marchenko. The corresponding decree was published on the website of the President's Office.
"To put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine dated February 19, 2021 On the application and amendment of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)," the document says.
Also included in the sanctions list:
Vatskovsky Kostiantyn Borysovych, citizen of the Russian Federation;
Donchenko Vitaliy Valerievych, citizen of the Russian Federation;
Lavrenyuk Natalya Mykolaivna, citizen of Ukraine;
Lisogor Serhiy Viktorovych, citizen of the Russian Federation;
Maslyuk Olexandr Mykolayovych, citizen of the Russian Federation;
Popov Mykhailo Yurievych, citizen of the Russian Federation.
The sanctions were imposed on all property owned by the above-mentioned persons.
Also, sanctions were imposed against 19 companies (their names are not specified). However, it is known that they are registered in the Russian Federation, Moldova and other countries.
On February 2, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree on the application of sanctions against the TV channels 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and Zik. According to the decree, which came into force from the moment of signing, sanctions were applied to TV channels for five years. This provides for blocking the broadcasting of all three TV channels.
112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZiK regard the imposition of sanctions as a political reprisal against objectionable media.
TV channels intend to fight for their right to broadcast for Ukrainians, convey the truth to citizens and be on the air.