KIEV, February 20. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky enacted the ruling of the National Security and Defense Council on sanctions against the Opposition Platform - For Life (OPFL) political party leader Viktor Medvedchuk and other people, including five Russian nationals, as well as 19 companies over alleged terrorism funding. The order was published on the President’s Office website Saturday.
"Enact the ruling of the National Security and Defense council of Ukraine from February 19, 2021 ‘on implementation of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)’," the document says.
According to the order addendum, the sanctions cover Medvedchuk, his spouse Oksana Marchenko, common-law spouse of OPFL lawmaker Taras Kozak (already under sanctions) Natalia Lavrenyuk, as well as Russian nationals Konstantin Vatskovsky, Valery Donchenko, Sergey Lisogor, Alexander Maslyuk and Mikhail Popov.
The sanctions include ban on use and management of their property, restriction of trade operations, partial or full prohibition of resource transit, flights and shipment across Ukraine, suspension of economic and financial obligations, and prohibition of withdrawal of capitals beyond Ukrainian border.
According to another addendum, three-year sanctions are imposed against 19 companies, including several joint stock companies registered in Russia. Sanctions for these companies include: restriction of trade operations, complete ban on transit of resources, shipments across Ukraine, withdrawal of capitals beyond Ukraine, suspension of economic and financial obligations, cessation of issuing of permissions and licenses on import and export of currency, and restriction of cash withdrawal from cards, emitted by foreign residents.