Situation in Ukraine

Ukraine imposes sanctions against 24 Russian companies


Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky approved on Friday a decree by Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council to impose sanctions on several Russian companies.

According to the document, published by the presidential website, the blacklist includes construction companies Lenpromtransproyekt and Geozemstroy, as well as a Russian insurance company, Insurance Business Group.

The list also mentions Sevastopol’s state-run Culture Development Center, the National Culture Heritage foundation for social and cultural projects, the Departmental Security Service of the Russian Transport Ministry and the Transstroy holding company.

Overall, the list has 24 companies whom the Kiev government holds responsible for “illegal construction and use of the railway section of the transport route across the Kerch Strait,” organizing rail service between Crimea and mainland Russia and “damaging the national cultural heritage on the territory of Sevastopol.”

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