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Ukraine: Kiev announces sanctions plan against Russia00:46

Ukraine: Kiev announces sanctions plan against Russia

Ukraine, Kiev
August 8, 2014 at 19:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced a list of proposed sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities during a press briefing in Kiev, Friday.

The Kiev government has added 172 individuals and 75 legal entities from Russia and other states to a draft law that could subject those named to 26 forms of sanction. The draft list, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, has now been presented to the state’s National Security and Defence Council for consideration. The plan would later need to be passed by the country's parliament.

This is the first instance in the history of Ukraine that it has issued sanctions against another sovereign state, Yatsenyuk said Friday.

Yatsenyuk's announcement comes after Russia declared a one-year ban on foods imported from the US, EU, Australia, Canada, and Norway on Wednesday.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced a list of proposed sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities during a press briefing in Kiev, Friday.

The Kiev government has added 172 individuals and 75 legal entities from Russia and other states to a draft law that could subject those named to 26 forms of sanction. The draft list, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, has now been presented to the state’s National Security and Defence Council for consideration. The plan would later need to be passed by the country's parliament.

This is the first instance in the history of Ukraine that it has issued sanctions against another sovereign state, Yatsenyuk said Friday.

Yatsenyuk's announcement comes after Russia declared a one-year ban on foods imported from the US, EU, Australia, Canada, and Norway on Wednesday.