Ukraine Cabinet proposes next round of Russia sanctions expansion
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has moved to approve and submit, within one month, to the consideration of the National Security and Defense Council a proposal for the introduction for a period of three years of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) against individuals and legal entities involved in Russian aggression against Ukraine.
The corresponding order No. 363-r of May 23 was published on the Government portal.
"In connection with the ongoing armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, its assistance and financing of terrorist activities in Ukraine, which resulted in violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, rights and freedoms of its citizens, temporary occupation of part of its territory, numerous human casualties, real and potential threats to national interests , national security and sovereignty... [it is ordered] to approve and submit, within a month's time, to the consideration of the National Security and Defense Council a proposal for applying for a period of three years personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) to individuals ... [and] legal persons," the document says.
The list of individuals and legal entities to whom sanctions are to be applied has not been made public.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after the entry into force of the NSDC decision on the application of sanctions, is instructed to inform the competent authorities of the European Union, United States, and other states with a view to considering the introduction of similar restrictive measures (sanctions).
The Cabinet also ordered to raise the issue of informing those targeted with sanctions on application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) against them, as well as regarding the publication of the list of such individuals for the NSDC consideration.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the National Security and Defense Council on May 2 imposed sanctions against legal entities and individuals involved in the Russian aggression against Ukraine. Sanctions are imposed on the initiative of the Government, Security Service and National Bank for three years or indefinitely with respect to individuals and legal entities involved in Russian aggression against Ukraine, in preparing and conducting illegal voting in the occupied Crimea within the framework of the Russian presidential elections; representatives of the Russian occupation administration in Crimea, militants of Russian armed formations in the occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, etc.
In addition, sanctions were imposed on individuals involved in information and cyber aggression against Ukraine, unlawful acts against its citizens who are illegally being held in Russia, against members of the State Duma and members of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly, etc.
The NSDC decision of May 18 was put into force by a decree by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.