Zelensky imposes personal sanctions on Putin, universities, ministers
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signs a decree that imposes personal sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, defense, interior, and foreign ministers, as well as dozens of Russian universities.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree imposing personal sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"Based on Article 107 of the Ukrainian Constitution, I hereby enact the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council’s decision dated June 9, 2022, ‘On the introduction of special personal economic and other restrictions (sanctions)’," the decree reads.
The names of those who are subject to sanctions, including the Russian President, are listed in an annex to the text of the decree.
It is noteworthy that the sanctions are imposed indefinitely, and include freezing assets, restricting commercial operations in terms of banning export and import operations, and preventing capital withdrawal from Ukraine.
The signed decree also imposed personal sanctions on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsov.
Zelensky's decree also imposed sanctions on 236 Russian universities and stipulated "the cessation of cultural exchanges, scientific cooperation, educational and sports contacts, entertainment programs with foreign countries and foreign legal entities."
The full text of the decree was published on the website of Zelensky's office and shall enter into force as of the date of publication of the NSDC decision.
Last week, the spokesman for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Oleg Nikolenko, announced that "the government has prepared a list of more than 12,000 Russians" who will be included in the Ukrainian sanctions against Russia.
Since the beginning of the Russian military operation last February, Ukraine has repeatedly imposed sanctions on Russian figures, especially artists, and cultural and media figures, although Russia has so far not introduced any sanctions against Zelensky.