More than 2,000 Russian citizens and companies under Ukrainian sanctions | New

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According to the document published today on the presidential website, a total of 2,507 natural persons and 1,374 legal persons are blacklisted.

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The decision to sanction businessmen, military and government officials, and their families, came from the country’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).

Sanctions are valid for five to ten years. People who are subject to it will have all their assets in Ukraine blocked. They will also be banned from any commercial operation, transit through the country and flights to and from Ukraine.

The action also involves the suspension of all economic and financial obligations, as well as licenses and permits.

Russian telecommunications giant Rostelecom, Alfa-Bank, diamond mining and maker Alrosa, energy company RusHydro and the Russian Direct Investment Fund are among the blacklisted legal entities.

Earlier this month, Zelensky signed another executive order declaring any negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin “impossible”.

Large-scale sanctions against Russia, not only by Ukraine but also by several Western countries, have been commonplace since the launch of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine last February.

Moscow has repeatedly accused kyiv of obstructing any possible means of resolving the ongoing conflict peacefully.

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