The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko extended year and expanded sanctions against Russian businesses and individuals. the Corresponding decree published on the website

“Apply a period of one year for individuals and legal entities
in accordance with the Appendix”, – is spoken in the decree of the President of Ukraine,
which approved the decision adopted on 16 September the Council of national security and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) on sanctions against Russian law enforcement and judicial authorities involved in the case of convicts in Russia for terrorism Ukrainians Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko.

In a statement on the website of the national security Council
it is said that in the sanctions list included extras 335
167 physical and legal entities, “identification data which
subject to additional screening”.

In addition, the press service of the NSDC reported that Poroshenko instructed
to prepare a decision on additional sanctions concerning deputies
Of the state Duma, took part in the elections to the state Duma in Crimea. “It
concerns of the deputies and members of election commissions”, –
said the national security Council.

Different types of anti-Russian sanctions, the ban on entry into the country to
seizure, Kiev introduced in September 2015. In the sanctions list
got 388 people, and 105 companies. At the end of August 2016 office
of Ministers of Ukraine extended sanctions, adding to a list of 250 new
46 physical and legal persons.

16 Sep Poroshenko announced the extension of the sanctions list
Russian companies and individuals involved in “the violation of the territorial
integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine” – the enterprises of the Russian
the military-industrial complex and financial institutions that support
the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk people’s Republic (LC and
DNI), and against companies from Maritime and aviation transport,
operating in the Crimea.

On the same day of the national security Council has announced sanctions against Russian
law enforcement officers and judges, “responsible for the illegal harassment
citizens of Ukraine”, in particular Sentsov, Kolchenko and
other “illegal detainees, prisoners and still illegal
held on the territory of Russia”. Proposals for
imposing sanctions on 31 August 2016 was introduced by the government, service
security and the national Bank of Ukraine.

In additions to the sanctions list includes, in particular, the staff of
law enforcement and judges who, according to Kiev,
responsible for the illegal persecution of Sentsov and Kolchenko. In
August 2015 Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in colony
mode and Kolchenko, recognized his accomplice got 10 years.

According to investigators, from April to may 2014, Oleg Sentsov, Alexander
Kolchenko, Alexey Chirny and Gennady Afanasyev was set on fire in Simferopol
the offices of the public organization “Russian community of Crimea” and the local
branch of the party “United Russia”. The FSB claims that they were preparing for
commit acts of terrorism – explosions in the night of may 9 last year
improvised explosive devices near the Eternal flame and the monument to Lenin in

Human rights activists believe Kolchenko and Sentsov political prisoners and demand
their “immediate and unconditional release and full rehabilitation.”
In may Sentsov and Kolchenko have prepared
documents to transmit them to further punishment on
Ukraine, but a decision on them is still pending.

Poroshenko extended and expanded its personal sanctions against Russia 17.10.2016

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