President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) on the introduction of sanctions against ten former senior officers suspected in state treason. The proper order is published on the website of the president.
“To put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council dated February 26, 2021, On the introduction of target special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions),” the order says.
In particular, sanctions are being imposed on former Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko and former SBU Chairman Oleksandr Yakymenko and:
- Denys Berezovsky
- Stanislav Shaportov
- Serhiy Nyanchur
- Yuriy Katovsky
- Volodymyr Tovsky
- Valentyna Hanzhy
- Serhiy Yeliseyev
- Dmitro Shakura
They are deprived of all state awards and ranks in Ukraine.
Maximum sanctions were imposed on them, including 13 points.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky signed the law that puts into effect the sanctions against eight persons, including Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform-For Life Viktor Medvedchuk and his wife Oksana Marchenko.
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.