The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered the Foreign Ministry to enhance the work on strengthening of sanctions against Russia, individuals and legal entities involved in the annexation of Crimea as he reported on Facebook.
"In combination with the decision of the EU Council in June to extend all anti-Russian sanctions till June 23, 2019, and the historical "Pompeo's Declaration", Kremlin got a tough and powerful response on the belonging and status of Crimea. I ordered the Foreign Ministry to enhance the work on the further strengthening of sanctions against the Russian aggressor and any individual or legal entity involved into the attempt of annexation and temporarily occupation of Ukrainian Crimea," he wrote.
Moreover, Poroshenko welcomed the EU decision to extend the sanctions against the Russian companies that participated in the construction of Kerch Strait Bridge.
As we reported, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine introduced the refreshed sanctions list, which now consists of 1,762 individuals and 786 companies, political parties and industrial enterprises based either in Russia or in the occupied areas of the eastern Ukraine.