Savchenko List contains names of 44 Russians and two Ukrainians, - journalist

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko handed over Savchenko related sanctions list to the European leaders today. 29 Russian citizens were earlier reportedly included in this list. According to the media, President Vladimir Putin of Russia topped that list.

This was reported by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Brussels reporter Rikard Jozwiak on Twitter, Censor.NET reports.

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Earlier, 29 Russians were proposed to be included in the Savchenko List, which was drawn up after advice with the lawyers of the Ukrainian pilot, human rights activists, and representatives of non-governmental organizations. According to Channel 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin led the list. The other 28 persons were Russians and pro-Russian militants, including leader of the "LPR" terrorist organization Igor Plotnitsky. The list also contained Director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, Head of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Alexei Pushkov. It was also proposed to include in the Savchenko List "those involved in the illegal imprisonment of filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko and other citizens of Ukraine in Russia.

57 MEPs have signed a petition to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini to initiate Savchenko List by the example of the Magnitsky List (the list of Russian officials implicated in the events related to death of Sergei Magnitsky, who were subjected to a visa ban by the U.S. - Ed.).

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