Ukraine adopted sanctions list “Savchenko”

The Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine approved a list of sanctions against persons who, in the opinion of Kiev, involved in the case of the Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko. A meeting of the Council during which was approved the sanctions list, was held under the chairmanship of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, informs him press-service.

During the meeting Poroshenko also recalled that during recent consultations in Brussels, the Ukrainian side handed over the “Savchenko list” leaders of the European Union. The Ministry of foreign Affairs also sent the document to the countries-partners of Ukraine.

“This decision [“list Savchenko”] does not stop our hard work for the immediate release of Nadia Savchenko and other Ukrainian heroes”, — quotes Poroshenko his press service.

In addition, as noted, Poroshenko also instructed to finalize “the Savchenko list” and add the persons who, in the opinion of Kiev, involved in the “torture of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatars” in Crimea. “Would like to expand this list have coordinated with our partners”, — said Poroshenko.

March 17, Poroshenko during a visit to Brussels gave the “Savchenko list,” the head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz. Later “Radio Poland” published a copy of this list. It was 46 people. The names of Vladimir Putin, which was proposed including several MEPs, it was not.

This week the Donetsk town court of the Rostov region sentenced Nadezhda Savchenko to 22 years in a General regime colony and a fine in the amount of 30 thousand rubles. She was found guilty of involvement in the murder of Russian journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, which occurred in June 2014.

The same day Poroshenko, speaking, today announced the introduction of personal sanctions involved in the case of the Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko. “Against all those who contributed to the prosecution of Nadiya Savchenko, Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian citizens, Ukrainian patriots will be introduced personal sanctions, both Ukrainian and international”, — said Poroshenko.