The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the expanded list of personal sanctions against persons involved, according to Kiev, to the prosecution of Nadiya Savchenko and Oleg Sentsov. The corresponding decree was published on the website of the government of Ukraine.
The list itself is not made public. The paper noted that it is intended for official use. Now, according to the order approved by the Cabinet of Ministers the list is sent to the Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine, which must decide on the periods of sanctions and informing individuals about the use of sanctions and publication of the list of these persons.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine also instructed “to inform the competent authorities of the European Union, the United States of America and other States with the purpose of their consideration of the question of the introduction of similar sanctions.”
For the first time the sanctions list in respect of persons whom Kiev believes are involved in criminal prosecution of Ukrainian citizens in Russia, appeared in March in connection with the sentencing of Nadezhda Savchenko. He has received the informal name “list of Savchenko”. Defendants in the list are, in particular, the head of the RCDS Alexander Bastrykin, Federal security service Director Alexander Bortnikov, Deputy Prosecutor General Victor grin, a member of the Public chamber of Moscow Pavel Karpov.
Subsequently, the Ukrainian authorities stated that the list will be expanded.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on 17 March handed the list Savchenko the head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz. In April the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution which calls upon member countries to impose sanctions list Savchenko”.
The sentence of Nadezhda Savchenko was handed down by the Donetsk court of the Rostov region on March 22. The court sentenced her to 22 years in prison. She was found guilty in the deaths of employees VGTRK in Eastern Ukraine and with illegal border crossing. Later Savchenko was pardoned by the decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The President of Ukraine at the same time his decree pardoned two Russians, Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, which Kiev called the GRU soldiers.