Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev stated on the list expansion of the individuals and legal entities of Ukraine, in respect of whom the counter-sanctions are imposed, as he reported on Twitter.
‘The list of individuals and legal entities of Ukraine, in respect of whom special restrictive measures will be applied, is expanded. I have issued the relevant decree,’ the Prime Minister said.
He added that these decisions have been adopted to protect the interests of the Russian state, companies and citizens of Russia.
It is still unknown who was to the list.
As we reported earlier, on November 1, 2018, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree, which introduces sanctions against 322 Ukrainian citizens and 68 companies. In particular, sanctions were imposed against Ukraine’s Internal Minister Arsen Avakov, acting Health Minister Ulyana Suprun and Culture Minister Yevgen Nyshchuk, Minister of Education Liliya Grynevych, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan, Ecology Minister Ostap Semerak, Information Policy Minister Yuriy Stets, Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak, Deputy Defence Minister for European integration Anatoliy Petrenko and Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.
President’s son Oleksiy and Poroshenko’s Press Secretary Svyatoslav Tseholko were included on the list; however, the president's name is not there.
Earlier, President Petro Poroshenko introduced the early-adopted decision of the National Security and Defense Council on personal sanctions against the number of legal entities and individuals connected with the Russian aggression in Ukraine. The order was signed on May 14, 2018, and published on the website on the Presidential Administration on May 18.