President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the foreign Ministry to intensify efforts to tighten sanctions against Russia, as well as natural and legal persons involved in the annexation of Crimea. The head of state wrote on his page in Facebook.
“In conjunction with the June decision of the EU Council to extend the whole “Crimean package” of sanctions against Russia until June 23, 2019 and the historic “Declaration Pompeo” the Kremlin received a harsh and powerful response to the issue of ownership and the status of Crimea. Instructed the foreign Ministry to intensify efforts to further tighten sanctions against the Russian aggressor and any individuals or entities associated with the attempt of annexation and temporary occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea”, – he wrote.
In addition, Poroshenko welcomed the EU decision to impose sanctions against Russian companies, which participated in the construction of the Kerch bridge.
We will remind that in June of 2018, the national security Council and defence of Ukraine enacted an updated sanctions list, which increased to 786 1762 physical and legal entities.
In particular, sanctions were imposed against individuals involved in the preparation and conduct of illegal voting in Crimea and Sevastopol within the framework of the elections to the state Duma, and in respect of which the sanctions of the United States, including the famous Russian billionaire Arkady Rotenberg and his family members.