Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) supported the question on imposing personal economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) against legal and physical entities connected with Russian aggression against Ukraine, as well as against which the governments of the U.S. and the EU states applied the relevant decisions, as it was reported on NSDC website.
“The sanctions are imposed on the initiative of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the National Bank of Ukraine for three years or indefinitely to individuals and legal entities which are involved in Russian aggression against Ukraine, preparing and conducting illegal voting in the occupied Crimea within the framework of the presidential elections, representatives of the Russian occupation administration in Crimea, militants of Russian armed groups in the occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, etc,” the message says.
Besides, sanctions were imposed on people who are involved in the information and cyber attacks against Ukraine, “ in unlawful actions against Ukrainian citizens which are illegally detained in Russia, on members of the State Duma and members of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, etc.”
“In addition, the sanctions applied in previous years were extended,” the NSDC press office informed.
As it was reported, NSDC prolonged sanctions against banks with Russian capital.
Earlier, Ukraine imposed anti-Russian sanctions on September 16, 2015. Sanctions concern 388 physical entities – Russian and Ukrainian citizens. The representatives of self-proclaimed republics in Donbas, and the citizens of foreign states. Sanctions provide the assets freeze, temporal restrictions of using the property that belongs to them, prevention of capital export from Ukraine and visa restrictions. Sergey Shoygu, Russia’s Defence Minister, is among Russian officials mentioned in the list.