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“The 172 individuals include the citizens of Russia and other countries while the 65 legal entities subject to sanctions are predominantly Russian,” Yatsenyuk stressed.
The cabinet of ministers has already handed over its sanctions list to Ukraine’s National Security Council, which is expected to make the final decision on penalties against Russia.Earlier on Friday, Yatsenyuk said Ukraine had the right to impose 26 types of sanctions against Russia, including a freeze of assets; bans on activities and privatization of state property and the use of licenses as well as partial transit of resources.
“The Ukrainian parliament is expected to vote on sanctions on Tuesday. Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council will also make a decision on sanctions based on materials received from Ukraine’s Security Service, the cabinet of ministers, the president and Ukraine’s National Bank,” the Ukrainian prime minister said.
Yatsenuyk also said the Ukraine government suggested imposing sanctions against any transits via Ukrainian territory, including air flights and gas transit.
He also pledged to launch a global search for the property of people who stood behind “the annexation of Crimea”.
“Ukraine is going to search the globe for the property of those who supported the annexation of Crimea,” Yatsenyuk said.