Ukraine puts sanctions on United Russia party and Rotenberg brothers

Ukraine puts sanctions on United Russia party and Rotenberg brothers
Petro Poroshenko Photo: Mikhail Markiv / Ukrainian photo

Russian political parties and election commissions, as well as Arkady, Boris, Roman and Lilia Rotenbergs, fell under the Ukrainian sanctions.

Ukraine imposes sanctions against Russian parties, the Head of the Central Election Commission, as well as the Rotenberg family. The decree of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the introduction of the sanction is published on the website; an expanded sanctions list is also available there. Kiev does not explain the reasons for the introduction of the new sanctions.

According to the document, political parties, including United Russia, the Communist Party, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Rodina, the Democratic Party of Russia, the Patriots of Russia and the Agrarian Party of Russia are under the sanctions. Some of these parties participated in the presidential elections in March. The Corpus For Clean Elections movement and non-election Combat Brotherhood, Union of Russian Pensioners and Union of Afghanistan Veterans "also fell under the sanctions.

Kiev imposed sanctions against the Central Election Commission of Russia, its chairman Ella Pamfilova and deputy chairman Nikolay Bulaev and the Crimean election commission.

Parties, organizations, commissions, and individuals face the freeze of assets, the ban on the withdrawal of capital from Ukraine and the suspension of the fulfillment of economic and financial obligations.

Russian businessmen Arkady and Boris Rotenbergs, as well as Roman and Lilia Rotenbergs, also fell under Ukrainian sanctions. Their assets in Ukraine are frozen. Arkady Rotenberg owns the Stroygazmontazh company - the main contractor of the Crimean bridge.

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