NSDC to consider next week imposing of sanctions against Russia, similar to the U.S. ones
The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) will consider introducing sanctions against the Russian Federation, similar to the U.S. ones, in the coming week, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov has said.
"By order of the president, the National Security and Defense Council will be held next week, where the sanctions that exist today against the Russian Federation will be extended, and the sanctions that the United States and other European countries have adopted will be duplicated," Turchynov said at the 11th Kyiv Security Forum on Friday.
As reported, on April 6, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in consultation with the Department of State, designated seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government officials, and a state-owned Russian weapons trading company and its subsidiary, a Russian bank.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko welcomed the expansion of U.S. sanctions against the persons involved in the 'Kremlin list,' expressed the hope that the European Union will do the same, and also said that he expected the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council to propose synchronization of sanctions regimes with the United States.