Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko reacted to the introduction of Russian sanctions against him.
Poroshenko said he treats this as a state award. According to him, this is a quality mark.
Earlier, the Russian government expanded the list of persons against whom economic measures are applied. The list of persons against whom the sanctions were imposed included the previous president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.
Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, the lead singer of the Okean Elzy group, Mikhail Volynets, head of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv, adviser to the First Deputy Prime Minister, and Kira Rudik, a parliament member, were also there. A total of 41 people were included in the list.