Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree on imposing sanctions against Ukraine in response to Ukraine’s restrictive measures against the Russian citizens and legal entities. The press office of the Kremlin reports.
Having signed the document, Putin commissioned the Russian Federation to define Ukrainian individuals against who the sactions would be introduced. In addition, he ordered, “to take other measures necessary for the realization of the real order.” Also, Russia has to determine the measures that will be taken against the citizens and legal entities.
The order enters into force today. The sanctions can be lifted if Ukraine adopts a similar decision.
Earlier, the EU Council had extended sections against Russia for the illicit annexation of Crimea. Later, Montenegro, Albania, Norway, Ukraine, and Georgia have joined the sanctions.
The sanctions include the import bans for EU of the goods produced in Crimea and Sevastopol, service connected with tourism in Crimea and Sevastopol for the transport, telecommunication and energy sectors along with the oil and gas industry and mining industry.