Russia levy economic sanctions on Ukraine

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev adds 200 Ukrainian citizens to Russia’s retaliatory, economic sanctions and restrictions list. Currently, over 500 citizens and 68 corporations are on the list.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev announced in a decree published on his official Twitter page that 245 individuals and seven companies, mostly in the energy and defense sectors, were sanctioned by Moscow.

Medvedev said the sanctions were “to defend the interests of the Russian government, businesses and people.”

Among those sanctioned on Tuesday were Ukrainian defense, energy, insurance and logistics companies as well as Gennadiy Trukhanov – the mayor of Ukraine’s third most populous city of Odessa that lies on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea – and other high-ranking Ukraine officials.

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