Poroshenko praised Russia’s sanctions against Ukrainians

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Peter, Porosencova: Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that Russia’s sanctions against Ukraine are perceived in Kiev as a state award. With this statement he made Thursday, November 1, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

“I want to emphasize that the Russian decision on sanctions was not unexpected. With few exceptions this is a list of very worthy people, including my son, including half of my office, with a large number of people’s deputies, by a majority of the members of the coalition, members of the Ukrainian government. I want to say that Ukraine stay in this list is as a kind of national award, at least it is so perceived,” said the head of state.

Poroshenko also advised Russia to stop “sabre-rattling”. “Russia needs to do a very simple thing — to leave Ukraine, withdraw its troops, weapons, to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Then there will be peace, and do not need to impose any sanctions,” he advised Moscow.

On 1 November, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed the decree concerning restrictive measures against 322 of Ukrainian citizens and 68 companies. The document included the judges of the constitutional court of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada deputies, representatives of big business, government officials, heads of Executive authorities and other representatives of the Ukrainian establishment.

The sanctions include the blocking of non-cash, book-entry securities and property on the territory of Russia, and a ban on the transfer of funds (capital flight) outside of Russia. In a press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers noted that they can be cancelled if the Ukrainian authorities will refuse from sanctions pressure on Russia.

To work out new sanctions as a response to the unfriendly actions of Ukraine against the Russians requested the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on October 22.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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