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 Expanded Ukrainian sanctions against Russia came into force Oct. 31

The presidential decree No.467/2016, which enacts the resolution by the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) on the extension of earlier introduced anti-Russian sanctions for another 12 months and the introduction of additional sanctions against new companies and individuals, became operative Oct. 31.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, the relevant presidential order was signed Oct. 17, 2016.

The NSDC resolution of 2015 initially put 347 individuals on the list, with 335 persons added this time. The updated list includes the founders of Open Joint Stock Bank Rossiya Nikolay Shamalov (according to media, he is the father of Kirill Shamalov, the husband of Russian president's younger daughter), Gennady Timchenko, Ivan Mironov, Alexei Mordashov, Yury Kovalchuk, Tatiana Mirovaya; the founders of Commercial Bank Financial Standard Vadim Pristupa, Sergey Galchenko, Viktor Belyanin, Kirill Zagaynov, and Andrei Ispolatov.

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The sanctions list also covers the founders of a number of other banks: Russian National Commercial Bank, PJSC Agroinkombank, JSC CB Severny Kredit, JSC Genbank, JSC Fia-Bank, JSC BaykalBank, CJSC IS Bank, and JSC Sevastopol Morskoy Bank. In addition, the sanctions were imposed on Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly Valentina Matvienko, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, deputies of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Elena Mizulina and several other members of the Council of Federation and Duma deputies.

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Representative of the Russian president in the North Caucasian Federal District Oleg Belaventsev, Permanent Representative of the Russian president in the Siberian Federal District Sergey Menyaylo, Russian president's envoy to the Southern Federal District Vladimir Ustinov, Russian Black Sea fleet Deputy Commander Vice Admiral Alexander Nosatov, Black Sea fleet of the Russian Federation Deputy Commander Denis Berezovsky, Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Rashid Nurgaliyev, Russia's Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, and others also became subjects to the Ukrainian sanctions.

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Sanctions were imposed against citizens of Ukraine holding senior positions in Russian-occupied Crimea and those related to the de-facto Crimean authorities, generalship of the Russia's Black Sea fleet, the Armed Forces of Russia or represent the Russian FSB security service. In addition, the sanctions impact the Russian military who were or continue to be in command of the Russian army and Russian-controlled terrorist organizations "DPR" and "LPR" in the Donbas.

Besides, the sanctions list includes a number of citizens of France, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Israel.
 
 
 
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