The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) has imposed sanctions against eight people (three of them are Ukrainians), including Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform-For Life Viktor Medvedchuk and his wife Oksana Marchenko as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported citing NSDC Secretary Oleksiy Danilov.
Besides, the sanctions list includes:
- Vatskovsky Kostyantyn Borysovych, a citizen of Russia;
- Donchenko Vitaliy Valeriyovych, a citizen of Russia;
- Lavrenyuk Natalya Mykolaivna, a citizen of Ukraine;
- Lysohor Serhiy Viktorovych, a citizen of Russia;
- Maslyuk Oleksandr Mylokayovych, a citizen of Russia;
- Popov Mykhailo Yuriyovych, a citizen of Russia.
The sanctions were imposed for property owned by mentioned persons.
Besides, the sanctions were introduced against 19 companies (not specified). However, it is known that they are registered in Russia, Moldova and other countries.
Moreover, during the meeting, the decision concerning aggravation of the situation in Donbas was made. It was not reported what this decision was. As the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said at the briefing, it is classified.
Besides, the Cabinet of Ministers has been instructed to take the necessary measures for the preservation and exploitation of part of the oil pipelines with a total length of 1,433 km, passing through the territory of Ukraine. In particular, it was instructed to return the oil pipeline Samara-Western direction to state ownership.
On February 2, Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsONE and ZiK TV channels. By this decree, he enforced the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on sanctions on the cancellation of the broadcasting licenses of the TV channels belonging to Taras Kozak (112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZIK). According to the decree that is eligible since the moment of signature, the TV channels faced sanctions that will be active for five years. These sanctions make the broadcasting impossible.
Earlier, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine demands to close YouTube pages of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK TV channels.