Russia Imposes Sweeping Sanctions Against Ukrainian Elite

Russia has imposed sweeping sanctions on Ukraine affecting 322 individuals and 68 businesses, including former PM Yulia Tymoshenko and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's son.
Russia Imposes Sweeping Sanctions Against Ukrainian Elite
01 November 12:09 2018 Print This Article

President Vladimir Putin issued a decree for new economic sanctions against Ukraine “in response to Ukraine’s unfriendly actions, related to the introduction of restrictive measures against citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation.” Russian-Ukrainian ties have deteriorated since Moscow’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.

The new sanctions signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev were described as counter-measures drawn in response to Ukrainian sanctions against Moscow imposed earlier this year.

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