Ukraine sanctions 95 individuals, 3 companies over illegal Russian Duma elections held in occupied Crimea

Crimean Tatars
Canan Kevser
06 October 2021, 14:44
Canan Kevser
06 October 2021, 14:44

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday enacted National Security and Defense Council's resolution imposing sanctions on 95 Russians and Ukrainians involved in the illegal Russian State Duma elections in occupied Crimea.

According to the decree of October 5 published on the website of the head of state, indefinite sanctions were imposed on candidates to the State Duma of the Russian Federation in the occupied Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, both self-nominated and on party lists.

Restrictive measures were introduced against the so-called members of "territorial election commissions" in Crimea, security officials of the FSB of the Russian Federation, including employees of the Institute of Forensic Science of the FSB and other services.

The document states that the sanctions include blocking assets, restricting trade operations, limiting or stopping the transit of resources, flights and transportation through the territory of Ukraine, preventing the withdrawal of capital from Ukraine; prohibition of participation in privatization, lease of state property by residents of a foreign state and persons who are directly or indirectly controlled by residents of a foreign state or act in their interests; termination of the issuance of permits, licenses for the import into Ukraine or export from Ukraine of currency values and the restriction of the issuance of cash by payment cards issued by residents of a foreign state; prohibition of transfer of technologies, rights to objects of intellectual property rights; deprivation of state awards of Ukraine, etc.

The president also signed a decree imposing sanctions against three Russian companies and one based in Singapore: Mayak, a ship lights manufacturer, Amursky Shipyard, Kazan Gunpowder Plant, and Zasshid PTE. LTD.

As reported earlier, Russian parliamentary elections were held in occupied territories in eastern Ukraine and Crimea on September 17-19. Ukraine and EU condemned the move, declaring the results as null and void.