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EU adds nine people involved in “elections” in Donbas to sanctions list

Source : 112 Ukraine

The relevant list was published in the EU Official Journal
15:55, 10 December 2018
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The European Union added nine more people to the list of those on whom restrictive measures are imposed for the actions that undermine or threaten  the territorial integrity, sovereignty and the independence of Ukraine. They were added to the sanction list because of their engagement in the “elections” in “DNR” and “LNR”, reads the message on the official website of the Council of the European Union 

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Their names are as follows: Olga Pozdnyakova, Olena Kravchenko, Leonid Pasichnyk, Volodymyr Bidiovka, Denis Miroshnichenko, Oleksii Naydenko, Volodymyr Vysotskyi, Maksym Svidchenko and Kateryna Tereshchenko.  

It is noted that these individuals undermined the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

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‘The measures consist of a travel ban and an asset freeze, meaning that these persons cannot enter the territory of any EU member state and all of the assets in the EU belonging to these persons are frozen and EU persons and entities cannot make any funds available to them,’ reads the message. 

The decision brings the total number of persons listed by the EU to 164. In addition, the EU imposed an asset freeze on 44 entities under this sanctions regime. 

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Legal acts, where the names of the individuals added to the sanction list of the EU are available in the EU Official Journal. 

It should be noted that the EU considers “elections”, which were held in Donbas, as illegal and illegitimate. 

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