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Feb 20, 2021
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Ukraine’s Security Council imposed sanctions against opposition leader Medvedchuk and five Russians

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has imposed sanctions on five Russians, three Ukrainians and 19 legal entities.

Among them are the leader of the “Opposition Platform – For Life”, Rada deputy Viktor Medvedchuk and his wife, Council Secretary Alexei Danilov said.

According to him, the sanctions were introduced for a period of three years and concern all Medvedchuk’s property.

Danilov said that the NSDC “made a decision to take urgent measures to return the state property of the people of Ukraine.”

In addition, according to him, law enforcement officers have been instructed to find out how state property ended up in private hands, RIA Novosti reports.

Commenting on the imposition of new sanctions by Kiev, Russian senator from Crimea Sergei Tsekov said that the Ukrainian authorities have arrogated to themselves the right to extrajudicially accuse objectionable politicians of involvement in terrorism. He called this decision illegal and unconstitutional. In addition, the parliamentarian believes that property is being redistributed in Ukraine.

In early February, Ukraine imposed sanctions against two foreign airlines in connection with their flights to Russia and Crimea. The media wrote that we are talking about the planes on which Medvedchuk and the deputy from his party Taras Kozak flew to Russia.

Prior to that, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy put into effect the NSDC’s decision on sanctions for five years against three local TV channels associated with Medvedchuk and their owner Kozak.

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