Ukraine has expanded the list of personal sanctions against Russia

The government of Ukraine at its meeting on Wednesday, August 31 adopted a decision on expanding the list of individuals and legal entities of Russia, subject to personal sanctions. This was announced at a briefing following the meeting, the first Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of economic development and trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv

“It was the order of the Cabinet of Ministers proposals on the application and extension of personal special economic and other restrictive measures or sanctions”, — quotes the words of the first Vice-a premiere “-Ukraine”.

According to him, the relevant decree expanded the list of individuals and legal persons to whom it is proposed to apply sanctions, a further 259 individuals and legal entities. 46 According to the first Deputy Prime Minister, the government aims to maximize synchronization of lists with European.

In addition, said Stepan Kubiv, the document extends the term of personal sanctions.

Whom it is proposed to make in the updated sanctions list, is not specified.

Ukraine has imposed personal sanctions against individuals and legal entities from Russia in the spring of 2014, joined the individual sanctions of the European Union. Later the list was repeatedly extended. In may 2016 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko made the 17 names of the heads of major Russian media. In particular, personal sanctions were imposed against the Director of “First channel” Konstantin Ernst, chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan, General Director of VGTRK Oleg Dobrodeev and others.