Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin stated that his country prepared the new package of sanctions against Russia due to Putin’s order on the issuance of the Russian passports to the Ukrainian citizens of Donbas. Klimkin stated this on the air of Inter TV channel, as MFA reported on its Twitter.
“The diplomats are actively working on the creation of the new wave of political pressure on the Russian Federation. They also are preparing the new package of Ukrainian sanctions against Russia, the sectorial and economic ones,” Klimkin said.
According to the report, Ukraine will insist on the implementation not of the personal sanctions, as it was after the aggression at the Kerch Strait, but of the most rigid sanctions, in particular, the sectorial and economic ones.
Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs added that those people can be “persons and companies who are the basis of the Kremlin regime”.
As it was reported, Russia wanted to facilitate the process of obtaining Russian citizenship for the residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics after presidential elections in Ukraine. Putin’s decree was required for that.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs reported that people who get Russian passports will lose their Ukrainian citizenship.