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Anti-Kyiv sanctions not to aim against Ukrainian people, - Peskov

Source : 112 Ukraine

He called Ukraine “brotherly people” for the Russians once more
16:47, 23 October 2018

TASS

The order of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the imposing of the sanctions against Ukraine as the respond to the restrictive measures imposed by it against the citizens and legal persons will not concern Ukrainian people. Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson of Putin claimed this as Interfax reported.

“President Putin repeatedly said: We do not consider the Ukrainian our vis-à-vis in the restrictions. They are and will be the brotherly people for the Russians, excluding the unfortunate representatives of this nation who are mired in the nationalist and ultranationalist attitudes,” Peskov claimed.

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Specifying the information whether the sanctions will concern all Ukrainian citizens or they will be targeted, Peskov said:

“President Putin repeatedly said that the Ukrainian citizens suffer from the policy held by the government, from the opportunistic actions in which the citizens of Ukraine were drawn at the south-east of the country.”

At the same time, he claimed that Russian can impose any mirror sanctions against Ukraine.

“Ukraine assumes measures against the economy, legal persons, individuals, so we cannot exclude any of these measures,” Peskov said.

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He reminded that the government will work out the proper list of the sanctions according to the order of Putin.

As we reported Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree on imposing sanctions against Ukraine in response to Ukraine’s restrictive measures against the Russian citizens and legal entities.

Having signed the document, Putin commissioned the Russian Federation to define Ukrainian individuals against who the sactions would be introduced. In addition, he ordered, “to take other measures necessary for the realization of the real order.” Also, Russia has to determine the measures that will be taken against the citizens and legal entities.

The order enters into force as it is signed. The sanctions can be lifted if Ukraine adopts a similar decision.

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Earlier, the EU Council had extended sections against Russia for the illicit annexation of Crimea. Later, Montenegro, Albania, Norway, Ukraine, and Georgia have joined the sanctions.

The sanctions include the import bans for EU of the goods produced in Crimea and Sevastopol, service connected with tourism in Crimea and Sevastopol for the transport, telecommunication and energy sectors along with the oil and gas industry and mining industry.

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