EN|RU|UK
 Ukrainian Politics
  3263

 Ukraine to expand sanctions against Russian legal entities and individuals involved in violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity, Poroshenko says

At the NSDC session, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko declared continuation of sanctions and expansion of sanction list of Russian legal entities and individuals that had something to do with violation of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing the press office of the president.

"Restrictive measures will be applied to Russian defense industry enterprises, financial institutions supporting terrorist organizations of the so-called "LPR/DPR", sea and air transportation companies, dealing with the occupied part of Ukraine in Crimea. This also concerns companies-operators whose vessels and aircrafts blatantly violate the Ukrainian law, visiting ports, despite the strict ban issued by Ukraine," the head of state said.

According to the president, this issue has already been elaborated by the Cabinet of Ministers, National Bank, Security Service and other institutions.

Read more: US may stiffen sanctions against Russia over Crimea, Donbas, - U.S. Congress member

The president suggested including persons taking part in the parliamentary elections of Russia in occupied Crimea to the list of individuals subject to sanctions. "We must agree that persons declared so-called winners of the illegal parliamentary elections of Sept. 18 in Crimea will take a decent place in the list of sanctions," Petro Poroshenko said.

The president instructed NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov to revise the list of sanctions and include members of the election commissions and participants of the elections to the list.

Read more: Crimean-elected Duma MPs are getting 'sanctions club membership,' - Poroshenko

The head of state emphasized that Russia continued illegal detention of Oleh Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko and other Ukrainian citizens and offered to impose sanctions regarding the participants of that shameful political processes - Russian employees of repressive bodies that are directly involved in torture and illegal conviction of Ukrainian patriots illegally held in Russia and in the occupied territories.
 
 
 
 up