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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What does the extension of Ukrainian sanctions against the Russian individuals and legal entities

Ukraine has extended and expanded its personal sanctions against individuals and legal entities from Russia. This was announced by Vice-Premier Square Stepan Kubiv. “MK” asked the expert, and it might be associated with increased sanctions “stop-list”.

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“We unanimously extended personal sanctions against the 388 individuals and 105 legal,” — said Kubiv following the Cabinet meeting, adding that in the “black list” added another 259 individuals and 46 companies. According to the Deputy head of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Executive action aims to maximize the synchronization of the Ukrainian “black list” with the European.

Yet the updated list of persons in respect of whom official Kiev adopted restrictive measures, not published on the official government websites of Ukraine.

“The Ukrainian authorities are doing from time to time, – said the “MK” the Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS countries Vladimir Zharikhin</strong>. – “Accumulate” those people who have publicly said something negative about the government in Kiev. And from time to time these people record to the black list, so they could not come to Ukraine. Lists are being improved and are improving to those who need some business matters to come to Ukraine, kept quiet. So they silenced. For example, to reporters: even if you a gastronomic critic and said something, all in Kiev restaurants you won’t.”

The expert also said that the relations between the possible talks on Ukraine in China at the summit of “Big twenty” and the new “black list.” At issue is the very possibility of such negotiations. It is known that the leader of Russia Vladimir Putin will have two bilateral meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, instead of the previously planned three way. “Our colleagues have preferred referring to the graph, hold two bilateral meetings”, – said Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

We will remind that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the decree about introduction of personal restrictive measures against several individuals and legal entities from Russia in September 2015. The validity of the sanctions list was a year.

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