Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has backed the sanctioning of 28 Russian intelligence and special services officials, as well as six individuals suspected of human rights abuses on the Crimean peninsula.
The decree signed by Zelenskiy on November 18 was published on the official website of the Ukrainian Presidency. The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (RNBO) imposed sanctions in August and also sanctioned 12 legal entities, including local television stations, news agencies and Crimean portals.
The RNBO at the time stated that all sanctioned persons and entities were involved in what it called an “information war against Ukraine” and were active participants in “hybrid aggression”. Russia occupied the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in March 2014 after sending troops and initiating a referendum, which was considered illegal by more than 100 countries. Moscow also supports the separatists in the fight against government forces. More than 13,200 people have been killed in the conflict, which began in April 2014 in eastern Ukraine.
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