KIEV, March 30. /TASS/. Ukraine has put 84 officials from Russia and Donbass on the so-called 'Savchenko list', accusing them of involvement in organizing a trial of Ukrainian nationals Nadezhda Savchenko, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko.
The decree was posted on the official website of the Ukrainian president.
A ban on travels to Ukraine was slapped, in particular, on the head of the Russian Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, and the Federal Security Service’s chief Alexander Bortnikov.
Crimean Prosecutor General Naliya Poklonskaya is also on the sanctions list. Kiev blocks her possible assets in Ukraine, bans any financial operations, but leaves the Ukrainian border open for her.
Also on the list are workers of the court and prosecutor’s office probing into the Ukrainian nationals, and two cameramen of Russia’s Channel 1 and Rossiya TV channels who were witnesses in attendance.
The head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, was also put on the sanctions list.
On March 17, the press service of the Ukrainian president said Petro Poroshenko had referred his initiative to impose sanctions against persons who have any relation to the criminal case against former Ukrainian female pilot Nadezhda Savchenko to President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz.
Meanwhile, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov said that neither the EU’s executive bodies nor executive bodies of its member countries took any practical steps to enforce the so-called Savchenko list.
A Russian court sentenced Ukrainian ex-pilot Nadezhda Savchenko to 22 years in a general regime penal colony and a fine worth 30,000 rubles ($442 U.S. dollars) on March 22.
Savchenko was found guilty of murdering VGTRK journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin; of an attempt to kill civilians and of illegal crossing of the Russian state border.
On August 19, 2015, a military district court in the North Caucasus sentenced Ukrainians Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko to 20 and 10 years in jail, respectively, on charges of setting up a terrorist organization in Crimea and preparing terrorist acts.