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Poroshenko signs order on sanctions against persons, entities connected to Russian aggression
11:57, 18 May 2018

Poroshenko signs order on sanctions against persons, entities connected to Russian aggression

Poroshenko has introduced the decision of the National Security Council dated May 2

11:57, 18 May 2018

Press Service of the President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree that introduced the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) on the targeted sanctions against persons and entities connected with the Russian aggression as the presidential press service reported.

'It is ordered to introduce the decision of the National Security and Defense Council dated May 2, 2018 'On imposing and lifting of the targeted special economic sanctions and other restrictive measures (sanctions)', the message said.

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The president ordered Oleksandr Tyrchynov, the NSDC Secretary to control the implementation of this decision. The order comes into force since the day when it was published.

As we reported 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.

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The sanctions are imposed 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. 

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.

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